Court directs Archbishop of Bengaluru to implement Konkani in Bengaluru churches

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-11 13:37 Bengaluru: Following a petition filed by Federation of Karnataka Catholic Association, the civil court here ordered Archdiocese of Bengaluru to implement Konkani in all churches of state capital.It may be recalled here that in 2013, a group of Konkani community members were attacked by a bunch of self-styled hooligans claiming to be the custodians of the state language. They not only disrupted their prayer but also mercilessly attacked the devotees including a few children. Hurt by these incidents, Konkani community members sent several memorandums to the Archbishop of Bangalore, Rev Dr Bernard Moras, appealing to officially allow the faithful to celebrate the liturgy in Konkani.However, the Archdiocese was bound by a three-language policy (as set by its predecessors) and negative forces allegedly intimidated the Archbishop’s office from changing any language policy.In fact, under the provisions of the Canon Law 837, 838, 212, 213