The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church faction leadership alleged that justice was denied to them in the issue of the dispute over the ownership of Kolenchery St peter’s and St Paul’s Church. In a press conference at Kochi on Tuesday, Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Theophilose of the Jacobite Church alleged that the orthodox faction was using pressure tactics on the government and the authorities concerned to get things in favour of them.
“Even the court had held that the dispute between the Jacobite and the Orthodox churches could never be settled through litigation and it may be solved through talks outside the court. The Jacobite Church was ready to implement the suggestion put forward by the court, but it was not acceptable for the Orthodox faction. Instead, they used pressure tactics to get favourable decision from the government,” Mar Theophilose said.