KCF asks state & central govts to act against 3 prelates
Posted On : 27 Nov, 2013 Source : PTI Place : Thrissur
Kerala Catholic Federation today urged the state and central government to take action against three prelates of the Syro-Malabar Church for reportedly urging public to 'rebel' against implementation of recommendations of Kasturirangan for protection of the Western Ghats.
KCF's general secretary V K Joy said in a statement here today demanded stern action against Bishop of Thamarrassery Diocese, Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil for calling on the gullible public for rebellion against the
The bishop had reportedly stated on Nov 21 at Kozhikode that the discontent brewing among people in hilly regions over the report would give birth to another Naxalite movement
Joy said the main objective of the opposition to the Kasturirangan recommendations by the Church was to protect its 'vested and selfish interests.'
The bishop of Idukki, Mar Anikuzhikkattil and Archbishop of Thrissur, Mar Andrew Thazhath, also the KCBC President should dissuade from making inflammatory statements out of place on the report, he said.
Their statements calling upon the faithful to reject the report would be not only 'threats' to the state and Central Governments but also be tantamount to 'sowing the seeds of poison ' of communalism among the Church and the faithful, the statement said.