Antony Kariyil becomes new archbishop of Ernakulam-Amgamaly archdiocese
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:51 AM
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has appointed an archbishop of Mandya. Antony Kariyil stepped down as the bishop of Mandya to become the new-archbishop of Ernakulam-Amgamaly archdiocese. Church head Cardinal George Alencherry has been stripped off all his administrative powers and would remain as a nominal head. Land scams, series of criminal cases and resistance from laity and clergy instigated Vatican to take this drastic step.