Little Flower Church authorities rail against petition issue

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06 Feb 2022 | 07:29 IST

Little Flower Church authorities rail against petition issue

Parishioners say the AAP provided timely support

Team Herald

PANJIM: Parishioners and senior clergy of Little Flower Church in Delhi said the issue regarding the demolition of the church in Delhi was more than amicably resolved and thanked Aam Admi Party for their intervention and his help.

Reacting to reports of a petition filed on behalf of TMC MP Churchill Alemao challenging the demolition of the church, Bishop Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangra told the media, “We have decided to approach the authorities, I personally went to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and he received us very cordially.He promised all possible help to facilitate the rebuilding of the church and to ensure peace building and the atmosphere of the process.I want to thank him for his early intervention and for setting up the provisional structure during this advent.People are now relieved and visit the structure installed there.

The Parish Priest, Fr. Jose Kannukuzhi also thanked CM Arvind Kejriwal for supporting the community during their difficult times and spoke about how the AAP is helping them rebuild their place of worship. Parishioners said the AAP provided timely support.

The AAP maintained that the incident on July 12, 2021, when the Little Flower Syro Malabar Church in Chattarpur was demolished, was under the order of the special task force of Delhi Development Authority officials controlled by the BJP, claiming that the church had been illegally built and encroached upon. in the land of Gram Sabha. Church authorities had also called the demolition sudden and illegal. He said the Aam Aadmi party pledged full support to the aggrieved community and moved quickly to build a temporary shelter in time for the 2021 Christmas celebrations.

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