Kerala High Court grants interim relief to Knanaya Catholics who marry outside diocese

The High Court ordered that until the appellate court decides the case regarding of expulsion of Knanaya Catholics who marry outside the diocese, those entering into such marriages shall be granted marriage certificate.

The Kerala High Court on Monday ordered that, until the first appellate court finally decides on the matter of expulsion of Knanaya Catholics on marrying outside the diocese, any member of the Kottayam Archeparchy wishing to marry a Catholic outside the diocese shall be issued a vivaha kuri (marriage certificate) without insisting on a letter of relinquishment of that person's membership with the Archeparchy (Knanaya Catholic Naveekarana Samithi v. Metropolitan Archbishop, Archeparchy of Kottayam).

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