CNA Newsroom, Jul 26, 2022 / 07:15 am
The dispute over the celebration of a unified liturgy in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has led to the resignation of a bishop in southern India.
Archbishop Antony Kariyil, the 72-year old Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese in Kerala state, stepped down on July 26, UCA News reported.
The news followed several days of media reports about rumours Kariyil had been asked to resign by the Vatican’s representative in India, the apostolic nuncio, over the refusal to adopt a “uniform”, or unified liturgy .
The Eucharistic liturgy of the Syro-Malabar Church, known as the Holy Qurbana, has been the subject of a decades-long dispute.