Archbishop Antony Kariyil, who stepped down as apostolic administrator of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, in an open letter to laity and clergymen thanked them for his or her assist.
Writing from the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate Ashram at Pariyaram, close to Chalakudy, he stated he had written the open letter within the wake of rumours spreading on social media.
He stated he had taken cost as metropolitan vicar with the boldness that the synod of bishops would stand with him. One of many key points that he confronted, he stated, was losses incurred by the archdiocese in land offers. The difficulty of restitution of losses of over ₹29 crore was being thought of when the difficulty of uniform Mass system got here up.
The synodal resolution on uniform Mass gave rise to a brand new crisis-like state of affairs, stated the archbishop in his letter. He additionally stated that he was of the view that it was not the suitable time to implement the uniform Mass system after the synod of bishops had taken a choice in August final yr. He thanked all members of the archdiocese for his or her assist.