Kerala Catholic Cleric Suspended From Vicar Obligation Hours In the wake of Joining BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: Catholic minister under the Idukki bishopric of the Syro-Malabar church was feeling better of his obligations as vicar on Monday, hours after he joined the BJP.

Fr Kuriakose Mattam got the essential enrollment of the BJP from the party’s Idukki area president K S Aji on Monday. In practically no time, the Idukki bishopric started activity against him.


The congregation said Fr Mattom has been briefly feeling better of ward obligations at the Mankuva St Thomas church close to Adimali.


“Father Kuriakose Mattam of Mankuva church has been briefly feeling better of his obligations as vicar,” an assertion by the Idukki Bishopric said.


A congregation representative let PTI know that the disciplinary move was made as under Standard Regulation, a minister of the congregation can’t join or have dynamic cooperation in any ideological group. The 74-year-old minister will resign in a couple of months, a congregation source said.


The minister joined the BJP when the catholic church had been going after the party over the Manipur viciousness.


In a Facebook post, Mr Aji shared the pictures of the cleric and said Fr Mattam has joined the BJP in the wake of “noticing what is happening” in the country.


In a video, the minister said that he was unable to find any motivation not to join the BJP.


“I follow contemporary issues. I find zero excuse not to join the BJP. I have fellowships with numerous BJP laborers. Today I got a participation. I have perused from the papers and have a comprehension of the BJP in the country,” the cleric said.


Mr. Aji said the passage of the Christian cleric into the BJP is an answer to the individuals who censure the party over the Manipur issue.

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