venerdì 21 gennaio 2022

Indian priests end hunger strike over uniform Mass

(UCA News) Priests and laity have called off their indefinite hunger strike after a bishop conceded to their demand to ignore a bishops' synod decision to have a uniform celebration of Mass in the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church. They were protesting the decision of their synod to follow a uniform liturgical celebration in its 35 dioceses and put an end to a dispute stretching back more than four decades. Archbishop Antony Kariyil, the metropolitan vicar, issued a circular on Jan. 20 expressing his inability to support the synod decision on a uniform Mass. He also promised to “initiate steps for a permanent solution” to the vexed issue. (...)