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The 'in-communication' of Fr Tissa Balasuriya

posted 22 Jan 2013, 10:57 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 22 Jan 2013, 10:58 ]
The Sri Lankan theologian and social activist Fr Tissa Balasuriya died last week. I had met him during a YCW training program in Bangkok but got to know him more during the time of his excommunication in 1996-97. I had been asked by François Houtart, a friend of Tissa, to give my views on the canonical process used against him. I thought - still think - it was invalid. Anyway, here is a story I wrote for recalling those events which Tissa himself preferred to call his 'in-communication'.