Court Restores Tamil Service At Jakkali Church
By SAR NEWS
BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) — Putting an end to a six-year-long language dispute, a lower court in Mysore has directed resumption of Tamil Mass at Devamatha Church of Mysore Diocese in Jakkali, 70 kilometres from Mysore City.
The Catholic Association of Devamatha Church had moved to the court seeking the restoration of Tamil service. The court ruled that Mass should be offered in both Kannada and Tamil on weekdays and Sundays.
There are over three hundred Tamil families and twenty Kannada-speaking families in Jakkali Parish.
President of the Catholic Association and parishioner, Kumar, said: “This is a moment to rejoice as the court has given us the freedom of speech to pray and worship our God in our mother tongue Tamil. We appreciate Kannada and participate in Kannada services, too, but our spiritual longing to worship in Tamil makes it easy to relate and worship God.”
The parish priest of Devamatha Church was not available for comments.