A news report about Believers Church, a protestant Church headed by bishop K. P. Yohannan (Thiruvalla), planning to merge with Syrian Orthodox Church was aired by Reporter Chanel on Jan. 4th 2013. The last sentence in the report is noteworthy. It says, "a major part of the property of the Believers Church will go to the Jacobite Syrian Association Church in India". If there is enough money involved who cares for faith questions!
Watch the video of the report
Metropolitan of Kochi diocese sent a complaint to the Patriarch by phone and then by fax. The patriarch in turn sent a Kalpana on the same letter the metropolitan sent asking the maprian Thomas I to stop all moves in that direction. It is reported that Metropolitans Kuriakose Mar Theophilus, Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Coreposcopo Adai Jacob (Seminary Principal) and Mr. Thampu Thukalan are those behind the move.