Defamation Notice against our Pamphlet! May 7, 2010Posted by pullichira in Uncategorized.
Tags: Apostolic Nuncio, Defamation, Kollam Bishop, Parish Priest
Fr Lazar Pattakadavu & his men have issued yet another Defamation Notice to us through Adv Philip K.Thomas! The present Notice is based on the facts narrated in our pamphlet published recently. The wide acceptance gained by the pamphlet among the members of Kollam Diocese has caused annoyance to the Priest. This is the 5th Defamation Notice served on the members and Office bearers of the Pullichira Edavaka Samrakshana Samithy. The Samithy has already issued befitting replies through Adv M.I.Alexander Panicker & Adv Boris Paul. The Samithy is welcoming such litigations from the Priest as it will help to expose him in Courts of Law. In the replies issued, the Samithy has challenged the Priest to file the cases as threatened by him in the Legal Notices.
The Samithy has pointed out certain serious violations of the Code of Canon by this Priest. Moreover, as per Canons the Bishop of Kollam should issue sanction in writing before a cleric initiates any legal proceedings. It is to be ascertained whether the Bishop has issued written sanctions as per the Code of Canon law. This is a serious issue, as the Priest is doing so when the Most Rev Archbishop of Thiruvananthapuram as well as the Apostolic Nuncio has taken notice of the issue and has declared that they are looking into the matter for an amicable settlement!