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Apostolic Bull

E 156/09 dated 29 September, 2009



The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, in his  capacity as the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, and according to the spiritual powers vested with His Holiness, expelled Fr. Eldhose Koungumpillil and stripped off from the Holy Priesthood, and excommunicated from the Universal Syrian Orthodox church through the Apostolic Bull E 156/09 dated 29 September, 2009 for violating the directions of his spiritual authorities.

Mr. Eldhose Koungumpillil is no longer be a priest and barred from wearing the vestments of priesthood. Mr. Eldhose, will be a stranger to the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church and he will not have any sorts of rights or authority in any of the Syrian Orthodox Churches or institutions.

Let us all continue to pray for Eldhose's repentance along with our Holy Father.


Excommunication Bull


We have learned that Mr. Eldhose Koungumpillil who has been ex-comminucated and stripped off from holy priesthood by the Patriarch is continuing to function as a 'priest' in UK even after the ex-communication.


The Holy Father has made it clear that whatever he does after the ex-communication would be deemed null and void and he and those who associate with him would therefore be accursed. We invite our readers to read all these bulls which will give you some indication about Eldhose's past history of indiscipline and arrogance and how he was being dealt with over the years. He is probably the only one in our history whom the Holy Father had to take disciplinary action more than once. He is now trying to make it as as issue between Mor Coorilos thirumeni and him which is not the case.


Even during the time of Mor Gregorios Joseph Metropolitan, he had been involved in such arrogant and indisciplined activities. From Mor Gregorios's Bull (posted below) of suspending Eldhose, you would know that he had the audacity to prevent a thirumeni (Mor Gregorios Joseph) from entering a church in London and even to threaten thirumeni with police action!!! Our Church leadership has made it clear that the chapter on eldhose koungumpillil is now closed and will not be re-opened.


You may have noticed that he is now trying to confuse our faithful in the UK by publishing unfounded and baseless news in the media. You may have also noticed that it is the websites (eg. and fora of the dissident methran kakshi people that are now enthusiastically supporting Eldhose and his dissident group and exploiting the situation. This further proves that Eldhose and his group have been constantly associating with the methran kakshi people in the UK for a long time.


We have also learned that a holy bull by His Beatitude informing our churches in Malankara about eldhose's ex-communication will be read soon.


Let us continue to pray for the repentance of Eldhose Koungumpillil".


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