Indian Church's bitter liturgical dispute brings street protest

Priests, laypeople from Kerala's Syro-Malabar Church oppose a decision to have uniformity in celebrating Mass
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The decades-long liturgical dispute in India’s Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church took a dramatic turn with priests and laypeople taking to the streets to protest the decision by the bishops’ synod to have uniformity in celebrating Mass.

Catholic priests and lay groups began gathering separately on Nov. 12 in front of St. Thomas Mount, the church’s headquarters in Ernakulam district of Kerala state, seeking a review of the synod’s decision.

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