Church factions spar in Alappuzha

Section 144 imposed after stand-off between Jacobite, Orthodox groups

Prohibitory orders were clamped on Kattachira, near Kayamkulam, on Saturday, following a stand-off between the Jacobite and Orthodox factions over the ownership of St. Mary’s Church.

The police said the Orthodox faction had reached the church premises with a favourable order obtained from the Supreme Court regarding the ownership of the church. “The Jacobite faction was already performing the Holy Mass inside the church when the Orthodox faction reached there. Members of the Orthodox group tried to enter the church which resulted in an altercation,” said an official.

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