Orthodox faction enters Mannamangalam Church in Thrissur
Thrissur: The Orthodox faction believers started prayers in Mannamangalam St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church on Saturday. The Orthodox faction entered the church on Saturday following the court order.
The church has been witnessing dispute between Jacobite and Orthodox factions for many years. Following this, the church was closed in January. Later, Orthodox faction entered the church obtaining court order favouring them. Earlier, the protest of Jacobite faction had resulted in clashes at the church.
Police beefed up security in the church premises on Saturday in view of protests of Jacobite faction. However, no provocation occurred from them. Jacobite faction believers decided not to interrupt the prayers. They have planned protest rally on Sunday.