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A synodal Mass in progress at St. Dominic Church at Aluva in the Ernakulam Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church on July14, 2024.

Syro-Malabar Church in India initiates plan to resolve bitter liturgical feud 

Jul 17, 2024

By Anto Akkara

“The Holy Qurbana [Mass] should not be the reason for division in the Church,” Father Antony Vadakkekara, Church spokesperson, told... Read more

More than 4,000 faithful attended the celebration of the Christmas Mass at the St. George Parish in the suburb of Edappally, India.

Papal Christmas deadline over Syro-Malabar rift is met, but Indian archdiocese simmers

Dec 28, 2023

By Anto Akkara

Protests and disruptions to “unified” Masses mandated by the pope were observed around the archdiocese, but it remains if there... Read more

A St. Thomas Christian cross at the installation of Mar Joseph Srampickal at Preston North End stadium, England, on Oct. 9, 2016.

Pope Francis appoints delegate to resolve Syro-Malabar liturgical dispute in India

Aug 10, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The controversy centers on a complex debate about which direction the priest should face when celebrating the liturgy. Read more

Pope Francis addresses bishops of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at the Vatican on Oct. 3, 2019.

Pope Francis asks opponents of Syro-Malabar uniform liturgy to take ‘painful step’ of accepting change

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests against the change have included a hunger strike by priests and the burning of effigies of cardinals. Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church.

Catholic archdiocese deplores burning of cardinals’ effigies at Syro-Malabar uniform liturgy protest

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘The archdiocese completely condemns such unchristian protests,’ a spokesman said. Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly

In India, Cardinal Alencherry again rejects allegations of illegal land deals

Oct 26, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal George Alencherry and his spokesman continue to reject claims of illegality in controversial land deals in the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese... Read more

Syro-Malabar archdiocese opens sainthood cause of Vincentian founder

Feb 6, 2020

The cause for beatification of Father Varkey Kattarath, founder of the Vincentian Congregation, was opened Wednesday at a ceremony in... Read more