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Court to rule on Indian religious row: CEN 8.07.09 August 7, 2009

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Church of North India, Church of South India, Property Litigation.
A trial date has been set in the High Court of Delhi to determine the rightful successor to the Church of England in India.

On July 27 Justice Ravinder Bhat consolidated three petitions lodged by the Church of North India (CNI), the Anglican Church of India (ACI), and the Church of India seeking control over churches, schools and hospitals established by the Church of England during the Raj.

Trusteeship of church lands in India and Pakistan has been the subject of on-going litigation since independence in 1948, with over 200 trusts, foundations, dioceses and bishops asserting ownership. The Indian news service DNAIndia estimates that over 5,000 lawsuits have been filed over the ownership of church lands.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Court to rule on Indian religious row
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