Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church will use the coming Lok Sabha election to express its political will, church leaders said here on Saturday.

A statement, issued on behalf of priest trusty Fr. Johns Abraham Konat, lay trusty M.G. George Muthoot and church secretary George Joseph, said the church had always taken a stance for strengthening democratic and secular forces, but both political formations in the State had given scant regard to the sentiments of church members in the selection of candidates.

Church bodies will take appropriate decisions to express the protest and political will of the members. The statement comes in the wake of an earlier decision of the church to field its own candidates in the election.