Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church protests against NCW’s proposal over prohibition of practicing sacrament of holy confession

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Aug 05 (ANI): Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday protested against the proposal put forward by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to prohibit churches from practicing the ritual of confession. Following rape case involving four priests of the Orthodox Church, NCW had made the suggestion. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma had said that a proper investigation needs to be carried out by a central agency into the increasing incidents of rape and sexual assaults in churches of Kerala. The church authorities in their statement said confession was one of the sacred sacraments of the Church. It further read that the recommendation by the NCW was immature and taken without proper consultation and discussion.

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