ECUMENICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CCEO WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION IN THE CONTEXT OF INTER-CHURCH RELATIONS IN INDIA

  • Mathew Kochupurackal Bishop's House, Kothamangalam, Kerala
Keywords: Ecumenical Dialogue, Unity of Christians, Admission of non-Catholic Christians, Sharing Spiritual Activities and Resources

Abstract

The Subject under discussion is presented in detail under four major titles: 1) Ecumenical Dialogue, 2) Ecumenism or Fostering the Unity of Christians, 3) Admission of non-Catholic Christians to Catholic Church, and 4) Sharing of Spiritual Activities and Resourses. The author concludes the long article by making an attempt, in the second part, to apply the theoretical principles in the context of the Kerala Church under the general title, ‘Ecumenical Cooperation in the Context of Kerala.’

Author Biography

Mathew Kochupurackal, Bishop's House, Kothamangalam, Kerala

A priest of the Syro Malabar eparchy of Kothamangalam, Dr. Mathew Kochupurackal was born on 3rd November 1963 at Kadalikad in the eparchy of Kothamangalam, Kerala. He was ordained a priest on 28th December 1989. He had his seminary studies at St. Thomas’ Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor, Kottayam. He obtained a doctorate in Canon law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome and a Diploma in Ecclesiastical Jurisprudence from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. Now he serves his eparchy as the Chancellor. He is also the President of the Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Tribunal at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad and the President of the Oriental Canon Law Society of India. He has written a number of articles on liturgical law and sacraments. He is a visiting professor at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary Aluva and St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna, teaching Canon Law.

Published
2011-06-30