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Controversial Bishop Consecration Will not be Recognized: JOSC

KOCHI: Episcopal Synod Secretary of the JOSC, Metropolitan Joseph Mar Gregorios said that anyone, who is a member of the JOSC, but accepts any ecclesiastical position at any other Church, will be banned from the JOSC. This statement gathers attention in the context that a JOSC member got consecrated as bishop from Primate of the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Mor Severios Moses Gourgan.

Metropolitan Mar Gregorios carried on to say that Ramban Youhanon had no connection with JOSC. Ramban Youhanon, hailing from Rajakumari, Idukki Dist., Kerala was one among the two bishops, whom Bishop Moses Gourgan consecrated last week at New Delhi

Metropolitan Gregorios raised further questions on the legal correctness of banned people consecrating others. His Church does not consider similar events with any seriousness. He moreover demanded that the MOSC shall make its policies clearer on this issue.

‘People adopting any means to get to the bishopricate is a disgrace to the whole Christianity’, said Thampu George Thukalan, JSOC Sabha Secretary. ‘True Christians can not accept a move to create a new Church’, he further exclaimed.