Kochi: The five- member committee of bishops constituted to study the controversial land deal in Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese, has submitted its report to the Synod of Syro-Malabar Church.

In the report, the five-member committee led by Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu directed the various offices of Syro-Malabar Church to evaluate the loss suffered by the Church due to the land deal.

The report directs that the services of the auxiliary bishops should also be utilised in the administration of the Church.

 The committee has demanded that the services of the auxiliary bishops should be utilised as Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry has the responsibility to look after the entire matters of the Church.

The report clarified that this suggestion is put forward by considering the hectic schedule of the Major Archbishop.

The committee led by Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu has submitted the report after collecting evidence in detail. The committee of bishops had collected evidence from Cardinal Mar George Alencherry also.

The Synod of Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church constituted the five-member committee of bishops to study the controversial land deal in Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese, in which the Church allegedly suffered huge financial loss. 

The committee, headed by Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu, comprised Bishops Jacob Manathodath, Thomas Chakyat, George Madathikandathil and Antony Kariyil.