His Grace DR. Mar Aprem
B.D., M.Th., S.T.M.. D.Th., Ph.D.
Metropolitan Church of the East
High Road, Thrissur 680 001, Kerala, India
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Clarifies
ACE Merger not in the agenda: Mar Aprem
Thrissur, Oct 03 (PTI) Senior Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East (ACE), Mar Aprem denied reports appearing in a section of the press in the second week of July last about "a possible merger" of his Church with the Rome Catholic Church.
He said in a statement here today that the question of merger of the ACE with the Roman Catholic Church did not arise at all.
The words "possible merger" were inadvertently crept in the report following an oversight of the reporter when he interviewed the metropolitan in the first week of July last.
"Merger between the churches has never been a part of the ongoing dialogues with these churches", the statement added.