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Dissenting Priests in Syro-Malabar Church Protest Pope Francis’ Christmas Deadline

Achayan via Wikimedia
A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.

After several eparchies failed to abide by the mandate, the Pope issued an ultimatum in a Dec. 7 video message calling on the Church to adopt the ad orientem liturgy approved by the synod by Dec. 25.