Christians stage protest for removing St Kuriakose's name from textbook in Kerala

    18-Jul-2022   
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Catholic Church and the Church Protection Council (CPC) organized a protest at Palarivattom in Kochi against the decision of the Kerala Government to remove the name of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara from the State board's textbook.
 
St Kuriakose 
 
The church has said the revision in the textbook is a deliberate move to ignore St Kuriakose Chavara's contributions.
 
A strong objection was taken by the Catholic Church against the Kerala Government's decision to drop the name of St Kuriakose Chavara from the list of social reformers in the Social Studies textbook.
 
"St Kuriakose Chavara was a Christian leader who gave strong leadership to the educational and social reforms in Kerala. Removing his name from the textbook is to be protested," Fr James Mathew Pampara CMI, Director of Centre for Canonical Services, Puthuppally, said during the protest, The New Indian Express reported.