In 1653 a group of Saint Thomas Christians swore the Coonan Cross Oath not to obey the Jesuit missionaries. The Saint Thomas Christians who gathered at Mattancherry near Fort Kochi under the leadership of the archdeacon to receive a bishop from Iran took the oath. After the Oath twelve priests at the instigation of one of them laid hands on the head of the archdeacon and "ordained him Bishop". They later accepted the Antiochean tradition. They now form the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church or the autocephalous Indian Orthodox Church. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coonan Cross Oath"
The Goa Inquisition was the office of the Inquisition acting in the Indian city of Goa and the rest of the Portuguese empire in Asia. Established in 1560, it was aimed primarily at Hindus and wayward new converts and by the time it was suppressed in 1774, the inquisition had had thousands of people executed and tortured. ...more on Wikipedia about "Goa Inquisition"
Loyola College, Chennai is a Jesuit college in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Loyola College, Chennai"
For almost seventy years, Msgr Mathew Mankuzhikary was a noted Catholic priest in India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mathew Mankuzhikary"
Father Rufus Pereira is a Roman Catholic priest and exorcist of Mumbai, India. He performs exorcisms worldwide and has been the catalyst in bringing lay people into the deliverance ministry and the Catholic church's closer cooperation with such groups. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rufus Pereira"
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, commonly called Nasrani Catholic Church in English among its Malayalam members, is a Major Archiepiscopal Eastern Rite Church sui iuris with historical ties to the Chaldean Catholic Church in communion with the Church of Rome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Syro-Malabar Catholic Church"
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is a Major Archepiscopal sui iuris Eastern Rite Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See, with historical links to the Syrian Catholic Church. The church was formed when two bishops, a priest, a deacon, and a layman of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church reconciled with the Bishop of Rome on September 20, 1930. The new church grew quickly, being organized as a sui iuris metropolitan church by Pope Pius XI in 1932, consisting of an archdiocese and a suffragen diocese in Kerala, India. The church reported over 400,000 members in 2005, organized into a major archdiocese and four suffragen dioceses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Syro-Malankara Catholic Church"
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