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Jacobite faction celebrates mass in the open

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Mass led by head of Malakkurisu dayara

Members of the Jacobite faction of the Malankara Church celebrated mass out in the open on Sunday at a cupola near Piravom town in protest against their being evicted from the St. Mary’s church on the basis of a Supreme Court order of July 2017.

The mass was led by Bishop Kuriakose Mar Diascoros, head of the Malakkurisu dayara. A message from the patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II was read out during the mass, Jacobite church sources said.

The message conveyed the patriarch’s feeling about the believers in the wake of the developments.

The Orthodox faction of the Malankara church had sought police protection last Sunday to celebrate mass inside the St. Mary’s church. The mass was celebrated and there were no untoward incidents.

However, the Jacobite group had celebrated mass outside.

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