Kerala priests call off hunger strike launched on 18 July after Church authorities 'respond positively' to four out of five demands

A section of the priests of Archdiocese of Angamaly and Ernakulam have called off their hunger strike said Father Kuriakose Mundadan. The priests including Father Joseph Parekkattil had launched the protest demanding the removal of Cardinal George Alencherry from office. Alencherry is an accused in 14 criminal cases.

Asian News International July 21, 2019 17:24:02 IST
Kerala priests call off hunger strike launched on 18 July after Church authorities 'respond positively' to four out of five demands
  • A section of the priests of Archdiocese of Angamaly and Ernakulam have called off their hunger strike said Father Kuriakose Mundadan

  • The priests including Father Joseph Parekkattil had launched the protest demanding the removal of Cardinal George Alencherry from office

  • Alencherry is an accused in 14 criminal cases

Kochi: A section of the priests of Archdiocese of Angamaly and Ernakulam have called off their hunger strike, Father Kuriakose Mundadan, secretary of the Presbyteral Council, said.

Kerala priests call off hunger strike launched on 18 July after Church authorities respond positively to four out of five demands

Father Kuriakose Mundadan. ANI

The priests including Father Joseph Parekkattil had launched the protest on Thursday demanding the removal of Cardinal George Alencherry from office among other issues. They called off the strike on Saturday, Mundadan said.

"Out of the five demands raised by the priests of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, the Synod has responded positively to four. The demand concerning the Cardinal presiding over the Permanent Synod is to be decided by the Vatican," he said.

The group had sought that the Synod members meet and discuss their demand for removal of Cardinal Alencherry from office. Alencherry is an accused in 14 criminal cases.

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