Indian Church-2,000 Years and Counting

Palayur is one of the oldest Christian centers in India. It can claim to have had continuous Christian presence for 2,000 years,” says the 75-year-old professor emeritus

Published: 7:15 pm, January 1, 2014 Story By: Jose Kavi

Palayur Church
Palayur: Omana Pulikoottil is certain of one thing: No matter what, she will never leave Palayur, her sleepy village in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
After all, Palayur is closely associated with a saint she believes has seen her through the trials and hardships of life. She credits St. Thomas the Apostle with helping her not only to rear her two sons, but also to look after her late husband’s ailing parents, especially in the 24 years since he died of kidney failure.


Christian Prof T J Joseph acquitted of blasphemous charges

13 Nov 2013

Thodupuzha:(Kerala) The Thodupuzha Chief Judicial Magistrate court exonerated prof T J Joseph of the Thodupuzha Newman College in the blasphemy case. The professor had filed a plea in the court to acquit him of all charges.The professor had stated in his plea that he had set the question paper based on the book by P T Kunju Muhammed and there was nothing blasphemous. The court heard the plea last Wednesday. Adv Ramkumar appeared for the professor and Adv James represented the prosecution.