Diocese to hold march in support of former bishop
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.