Clashes in Perumbavoor Bethel Church: Orthodox faction shuts gate
Kochi: A conflict erupted between two factions, Orthodox and Jacobite, in Bethel Church in Perumbavoor again. The clashes took place in the church premises following the Holy Mass on Sunday.
The Orthodox faction arrived at the church and locked its gates while Jacobite faction was conducting Holy Mass. The Orthodox faction locked up the gates as the Jacobite faction did not step out of the church.
Despite the protest from the Orthodox faction, the Jacobite faction refused to come out of the church. Following this, the Orthodox believers staged a sit-in protest in front of the church under the leadership of priests.
Earlier, a time schedule was fixed for both the factions to worship in the church. According to this, one faction used to conduct Holy Mass first and then the other faction used to enter for worshipping.
When a conflict occurred between the two the other day, the time schedule was disordered and the situation was worsened.