The clash occurred at the St Mary's Assumption Church in
Kottekad under Thrissur Catholic Arch Diocese following a
dispute between the authorities and the faithful over the
management of the daily affairs of the church, they said.
For some months, parishers of the church were at
loggerheads with vicar Francis Muttath alleging that he was
functioning undemocratically, Thomas Emmatty, convenor of
Kottekad Parish Protection Committee, said.
The injured, four each from both groups, had been admitted
to nearby hospitals, police said.
Thrissur: Eight persons were injured after a
clash broke out between two groups of faithful at a church
near on Sunday over a dispute on management of its daily
affairs, police said.
First Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 18:47