“Through the centuries, the Church, having attained a clearer awareness of the words of Christ, came to and set forth a deeper understanding of the doctrine of the indissolubility of the sacred bond of marriage, developed a system of nullities of matrimonial consent, and put together a juridical process more fitting to the matter so that ecclesiastical discipline might conform more and more to the truth of the faith she was professing. All these things were done following the supreme law of the salvation of souls.” Cf. MITIS ET MISERICORS IESUS
Mar Joseph Srampickal in his authority as the Eparchial Bishop and the Judge of the first grade of trial (CCEO can. 1066 § 1), and based on the special provision given in motu proprio of the Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis Mitis et Misericors Iesus (Can 1359 § 4), has constituted Eparchial Tribunal for Marriage Process in the Syro Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain. This Tribunal will be competent to judge all cases related to the nullity of marriage of Syro Malabar faithful residing within the jurisdiction of Syro Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain.
Mar Joseph Srampickal: Bishop’s Office St. Alphonsa of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, St. Ignatius Square Preston, PR1 1TT
Rev. Fr. TomyChirackal Manavalan, St. Joseph and St. Edmound, 14 Rockstone Place, Hampshire, Southampton SO15 2EQ, mob. 07480 730503
Rev Dr Mathew Pinakkattu, Sacred Heart Church, 17 Talbot Road, Blackpool FY1 1LB, mob. 07788 790928
Erection of Tribunal