Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana
Apostolic Nunciature in India,
Sub: Kannada Archdiocese
Ref: Our letter to you dated 21 Aug 2004.
Your letter to us dated 3.9.2004 No. N 4350/04 and Dated 13.9.2004 No N
are happy with your said letter and with the consequent intimation that you
would be giving us an interview on 18th inst.
are placing before you, for your ready reference, the following important
documents in support of our forty years claim for prominence to Kannada, the
regional and administrative language of Karnataka for a Kannada Bishop and
for a Regional Major Seminary for Karnataka.
Episcopal Commission’s report dated 5.1.1982 circular No. 9/82, dated
that Kannada has its own importance
in the capital city of Bangalore (The previous Archbishop
Henry D’souza on Calcutta, who was
the chairman of the said CBCI Episcopal Commission is
aware of all antecedents to this
General Policy with regard to the language in the Liturgy published by the
Arokiasamy dated 24.3.1983, Circular
Tamil Catholics of Bangalore took the said Circular to the courts, both low
and high, and
the same was dismissed on 27.2.1985
Archbishop Alphonsus Mathias assuring us in writing that he would implement
above policy circular; His letter dated
heads of Governments – both State and Central – having understood our
'MINORITY STATUS and SUPPRESSION' have
written to Ecclesiastical authorities and even to
the Pope (a few copies enclosed). We have
not yet got the copy of the recent Supreme Court
order wherein Gujarati immigrants in Mumbai
are required to learn the local language Marathi.