Kerala archbishop criticizes Congress party

Archbishop Thazhath’s letter was focused on the poor management of state’s education department.

 Posted on August 17, 2014, 8:08 PM
    • Archbishop Andrews Thazhath
 

 

Thrissur :

Archbishop Andrews Thazhath of Thrissur in Kerala has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi criticizing Kerala’s the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government.

Archbishop Thazhath’s letter was focused on the poor management of state’s education department, the Hindu said in a report.

“A particular group has hijacked the Education Department and universities in the State. The education policy of the State is absurd. Public education and higher education are in chaos. A political party is handling the department as its private property,” he said.

Archbishop Thazhath heads the Education Commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council.

Congress should not assume that the church would always support the party irrespective of its policies.

The state was neglecting the fact that the Catholic Church had made major contributions in the fields of education and health, he added.

“The Congress party should realize the changing mood and political situation in the State and the Centre. Catholics will not shy away from supporting other secular parties and even Independent candidates.

Source: The Hindu

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