VM 002/2012 : NOT SOLD, BUT WHERE HAVE ALL THESE CHURCH PROPERTIES GONE

VM 002/2012 : NOT SOLD, BUT WHERE HAVE ALL THESE CHURCH PROPERTIES GONE

February 25, 2012 at 9:14 am (VOICE MAIL)

Silent Voice

A/7  Rodrigues Compound, Malwani Village, Malad (W), Mumbai, 400095.

Contact No. 98707 19628

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                                                                                                             25th,February, 2012

VM:    002/2012

 

NOT SOLD, BUT WHERE HAVE ALL THESE CHURCH PROPERTIES GONE

 

Hello Friends,

We regret for brief delay in bringing out this voicemail. Like everyone, we too were busy with BMC elections. However it is all behind us and we can concentrate on our business.

As the headline indicates, we are looking out for Church properties, supposed to be belonging to St. Anthony’s Church Trust, Malwani. In spite of several attempts, parish authorities were refusing to divulge property details to parishioners. A concerned parishioner, who was once a member of Parish Property Committee came to our rescue and provided us with the list of properties. He was eased out of it for causing hindrance to corrupt behavior of other members, including the SOLE TRUSTEE.

Armed with this list, we have approached Archbishop Cardinal Oswald Gracias to prevail upon the Parish Priest and SOLE TRUSTEE to reveal present status of all these properties.

It is not easy to sale Trust properties through proper channel; i.e. obtaining sanctions from Charity Commissioner Etc. Besides, the property committee, including the SOLE TRUSTEE, has affirmed that NO PLOT HAS BEEN SOLD. In that case all the plots must be in the possession of the parish, unless they have been disposed off clandestinely, bypassing the laid down procedures. Let us wait and watch.

Meanwhile, we would request you to come with similar list of properties belonging to your parish. We can similarly, and then approach the Archbishop. Please remember, the properties belong to parishioners and we must protect them from land sharks and property brokers sitting on church committees.

GREG

CATHOLICS FOR TRUTH TRANSPARENCY AND WEEDING OF

CORRUPT PRACTICES AT PARISH LEVEL.

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Constuted UnderPara 29 of Christifideles Laici

(Post Synodal ApostolicExhortation ofH. H.Late Pope John Paul II)

A/7, Rodrigues Compound, Malwani Village, Malad(W), Mumbai,400095. Contact no. 98707 19628.

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Archbishop Oswald Gracias of the Bombay Dioces...

To,                                                                                                        22nd, February, 2012

Most Rev. Cardinal Oswald Gracias,

Archbishop of Mumbai;

Sub:    PROPERTIES BELONGINGTO ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH TRUST, MALWANI.

Your Eminence, You are well aware of the parishioners concern towards the mismanagement by Church properties by Parish Priests, by the virtue of the powers vested into their hands, as SOLE TRUSTEE. We have been writing on this matter from time to time, without any response from Church Hierarchy or the Parish Priests.

Thanks to the concerned Parishioners, who have provided us with a list of Properties, supposed to have been owned by St. Anthony’s Church trust, Malwani. We, along with parishioners of St. Anthony’s Church, Malwani; would like to know from the Parish Priest, the SOLE TRUSTEE, and the custodian of Parishioner’s Properties, the status of these properties at present. In spite of many attempts, the parish priest is silent on this issue.

The Parish priest and the members of Property Committee have affirmed through the letter submitted to AEC in the context of the Inquiry( Exhibit L, Pg. 77 to 79) that “NO PLOT HAS BEEN SOLD BY US TO ANY PARTY”; therefore, we believe, these properties are safe in the custody of the SOLE TRUSTEE.

We ask, WHERE ARE THESE PROPERTIES?

We are sure, you too your Eminence, will agree that parishioners have the right to know if the person in whom they have reposed the faith, is competent and faithful enough towards his responsibilities and duties. And the only way to gauge him is for him to be transparent and disclose the status of these properties. If any of these properties have been sold through a proper channel, as described by H. E. Bishop Bosco Penha, in the letter dated October,21, 2011 to Noel Corriea of OL of Nazareth Parish, Bhayander; the Parishioners must know.

Yours always, in OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

GREG R. PEREIRA;

CATHOLICS FOR TRUTH TRANSPARENCY AND WEEDING OF

 CORRUPT PRACTICES AT PARISH LEVEL.

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Attachments : List of Properties. 1 & 2

 

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1 Comment

  1. Goodjoe Joe said,

    February 27, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Its is sad that the church is solely responsible for the demise or destruction of native / indigenous culture thru the sale of land allowing migrants to overpower the native customs and identity, which are tribal prior to the Aryan invasion. The Aryans preserved local culture but the Catholics are destructive. Better if they change now …

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