Indian priest hospitalized after hunger strike against archdiocesan decision
Catholic World News - December 07, 2011
A Carmelite priest in India has been hospitalized against his will as he continues a hunger strike to protest a decision by the local archdiocese to take over control of a parish church.
Father Michael Puranattukara--who is also known as Swami Sadanand--began his protest on December 1. He was brought to a hospital by police on December 7, as concern about his health mounted.
The priest is protesting the takeover of the Infant Jesus parish in Thalore by the Trichure archdiocese. Archdiocesan officials had expressed concerns about the administration of the popular church under its Carmelite pastors.
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