KOTTAYAM: “In case any Episcopal candidate who has submitted his nomination engages in any sort of campaigning directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, the matter should be reported to the Chairman of the Monitoring Committee in writing with the name and address of the person reporting. We admonish you that it is the duty and responsibility of the Church to find out people of good repute and spiritual fervor for Episcopate”. Said the President of Malankara Syrian Christian Association Baselios Marthoma Didymos I in his encyclical dated Nov.24, 2009 vide No.482/2009.
To monitor the candidate’s moves, a Surveillance mode is established by the Malankara Metropolitan who is also the President of Malankara Syrian Christian Association.
His Holiness has constituted a ‘Monitoring Committee’ with Paulose Mar Milithios, the Catholicos Elect as the Chairman, to gather information from various sources to report to the Holy Episcopal Synod. Any sort of violation will result in the disqualification of his candidature.
The election process is governed by the criteria and code of conduct ( Nadapidi Chattam) approved by the Malankara Metropolitan.
“We admonish you that it is the duty and responsibility of the Church to find out people of good repute and spiritual fervor for Episcopate. We exhort you to pray for the successful conduct of the Association” Continued His Holiness in his encyclical.