Ecumenism: Eastern Perspectives

Ecumenism: Eastern Perspectives

Mar Kunnacherry in International Theological Symposium

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Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry speaks of sui juris churches in his paper on "Ecumenism: Eastern Perspectives" during an International Theological Symposium.

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The role of ethnicity in the formation of the sui iuris Churches

The role of ethnicity in the formation of the sui iuris Churches

of Constantinopolitan tradition. Paper by Archbishop Cyril Vasil.

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Archbishop Cyril Vasil was secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches from 2009–2020. This is his paper on "The role of ethnicity in the formation of the sui iuris Churches of Constantinopolitan tradition. Some considerations emerging from the notifications form the Pontifical Yearbook."

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The Origin and Growth of the Archeparchy of Kottayam.

The Origin and Growth of the Archeparchy of Kottayam.

Mar Moolakkatt in the Golden Jubilee Souvenir Changanacherry Archeparchy.

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Article on the origin and growth of the Archeparchy of Kottayam by Mar Mathew Moolakkatt in the Golden Jubilee Souvenir of the Archeparchy of Changanacherry.

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n this article Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal clarifies the reason for his research on the possibility of sui iuris status for the Knanaya Catholics and his reasoning for the possibility of sui iuris status for the Knanaya Catholic community.

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Southist Community: Possibility of sui iuris status

Southist Community: Possibility of sui iuris status

and Contributions for Reunion Movement by Bishop Vaniyapurackal

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Paper presented by Bishop Mar Sebastian Vaniyapurackal in the Centenary Symposium of the Archeparchy of Kottayam on "Southist Community: Possibility of sui iuris status and Contributions for Reunion Movement."

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Mar Sebastian Vaniyapurackal concludes the paper stating that an amicable solution to a communal problem that exists in the Syro-Malabar Church is to give the Knanaya community some kind of administrative and structural independence and autonomy.

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Sui Iuris Churches in India

Sui Iuris Churches in India

A Historico-Juridical Critique on their hierarchical jurisdiction by Mar Jose Porunnedom

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Mar Jose Porunnedom concludes stating his wish that the Spirit of God enlighten the minds and hearts of the responsible persons to take appropriate measures as laid down in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the numerous subsequent documents of the Apostolic See in matters concerning the jurisdictional and related issues that afflict the Church of Christ in India.

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Pablo Gefaell is professor of Canon Law at the Santa Croce University, Rome. This article was written in Italian. He speaks of the possibilities of personal exarchates: those limited to the faithful of a single sui iuris Church.

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St. Pope Pius X and the Question of Caste

St. Pope Pius X and the Question of Caste

By Fr. George Nedungattu S.J., Rome, April 16, 2003

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The author consulted the archives of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on April 15, 2003 and examined all the five relevant volumes of the cause of Pius X. He noticed that no question of caste basis of Kottayam Vicariate was raised as a hurdle for the cause of Pope Pius X to sainthood. According to the author, the legend of the Kottayam-caste hurdle might be a gossip developed in Kerala.

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"The Book of Decrees shows courage and wisdom of Mar Mathew Makil in bringing out and upholding the genuine canonical traditions of the Syro-Malabar Church."

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Journal of St. Thomas Christians Jubilee Issue

Journal of St. Thomas Christians Jubilee Issue

Articles that have reference to Knanaya Community

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"Syro-Malabar Church Through Centuries" and "Pastoral Care of Migrants Prospects & Problems" by Bishop Gregory Karotemprel CMI, and "Division among St. Thomas Christians & the Call to Unity" by Dr. Kunchira Pathil CMI.

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