BANGALORE : “I really do not know who this Mar Severios Moses Gurgan is and what their plans are. If their intentions are to embarrass and do me harm, I may have to resort to other steps,” said Bishop Yuhanon Mar Meletius, Metropolitan, Diocese of Thrissur.
”I cannot issue kalpanas for all activities or works by some groups against me. I don’t care and least bothered,” was the cool reply which the metropolitan had to say when asked about the recent happenings.
Metropolitan was retorting to various new media reports of his name being associated with the Severios Moses Gurgan group and plans to join them.
There are reports that the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church plans to consecrate Severios Moses Gurgan as the new patriarch. At present, Bishop Mor Severios Gurgan is at the helm of the Antiochene Syriac Orthodox Church. Mor Severios Moses Gurgan had recently consecrated two priests as bishops in New Delhi last month.
Dr Yuhanon Mar Meletius who was in Bangalore on a short visit to UTC recently pleaded ignorance on the entire episode.
In a Kalpana dated June 24, 2010, and signed from Mannuthy, Thrissur, Metropolitan has put out a neat reply in Malayalam which explains his points and facts.
”I am with the Orthodox group,” was his answer to a specific query on where he stood at present.