Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church head Cardinal George Alanchery on Saturday said that an illustration that appeared in the latest issue of Malayalam literary magazine, Bhashaposhini, has hurt the believers’ sentiments.
“It should not have happened,’’ said Alanchery in a statement. He said that the illustration had insulted the last supper of Christ and lakhs of Catholic nuns. “It has come to notice that in many places the believers have come out in protest against the illustration,’’ he said.
“At the same time, the apology from the (magazine) management is seen as a creative step. However, the anguish and wound created by the stated picture would not fade away soon.’’ The cardinal said that the incident should be a lesson for all to do responsible journalism.