Dio­cese to hold march in sup­port of for­mer bishop

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB -

Fa­ther Peter.

Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gra­cias was ap­pointed the apos­tolic ad­min­is­tra­tor of Ja­land­har dio­cese by the pope on Septem­ber 20 af­ter Mu­lakkal chose to ‘step aside tem­po­rar­ily’.

Fa­ther Peter said the pro­ces­sion will start and cul­mi­nate at St Joseph Boys School af­ter pay­ing obei­sance at the Sa­cred Heart Catholic Church in Ja­land­har.

Pun­jab Chris­tian Move­ment pres­i­dent Hamid Masih said, by or­gan­is­ing this pro­ces­sion, the Ja­land­har dio­cese au­thor­i­ties are mis­lead­ing the Pun­jabi Chris­tian com­mu­nity to gar­ner their sup­port.

“They (dio­cese au­thor­i­ties) don’t want that a Pun­jabi Bishop shall be ap­pointed here and that's why they want Bishop Mu­lakkal’s re­lease at the ear­li­est,” he said.

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