In a circular, His Excellency Bishop Mar Thomas Elavanal of Kalyan Diocese expressed his pain and worries about the recent developments with the alienation of certain properties of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese. His Grace Bishop Elavanal urged the faithful to pray ardently, taking sacrifices that are in spirit with the season of Lent and exhorted them to dedicate this year’s Mahatheerthadanam, the walking pilgrimage from Tikujiniwadi Church to Kalyan Cathedral on the 40th Friday of Lent for this special intention.

His Grace Bishop Mar Thomas Elavanal remarked that “I request you all to pray for the intentions of the Syro-Malabar Church and its head Mar George Alencherry. I exhort either to observe a special day of adoration on a day of your choice to pray for this special intention during the adoration on Pesaha Thursday of this year.”