By: Matters India Reporter
Kochi: The Syro-Malabar Church synod which began at the Church headquarters at Kakkanad on Jan 8 expressed concern about the decrease in the number of vocations in women which is likely to affect the missionary work of the church adversely.
According to a press statement from the Church’s official spokesperson, the Synod reiterated the need to look for effective solutions for the future.
In light of the recent changes where Syro Malabar church has been given jurisdiction all over India, there is a need to renew its commitments and responsibilities. Efforts must be made to spread the church’s message to different parts of the country, it observed.
Syro Malabar synod also commented that there is a need for a unified awakening to solve the problems faced by the farmers as well the farming sector. Concerns were expressed about the increase in the attack by wild animals causing harm to farmers and their livelihood. It called for the Church’s involvement in discussions with the government to find an amicable solution to this problem.
The Synod will come to an end on January 13.