Court orders to hand over Kottayam Manarcad church to Orthodox faction
Kottayam: A sub-court here issued an order directing the district administration to take over Manarcad St. Mary’s church from Jacobite faction and hand it over to orthodox faction. The court issued the order on Friday.
The court also recommended for the formation of a new administration committee for the church after summoning a public meeting.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had upheld that all churches under Jacobites should be administered as per 1934 constitution and directed the Jacobites to give control of all churches to the Orthodox faction. As per this verdict, churches under Jacobite faction are being taken over for Orthodox faction.
Manarcad church is one of the important church under Jacobite faction. Hence, Jacobites declared that they will move an appeal against the court order.