Emperor Emmanuel – a follow-up report
This destructive doomsday cult is most active in the Thrissur-Chalakudy-Irinjalakuda region of Kerala, in the village of Muriyad to be precise, but their area of influence extends not only over the entire Kerala State but also as far afield as Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and other cities.
Emperor Emmanuel believes that the Second Coming and the end of the world are imminent. With the help of ‘science’ they convince their followers that the Biblical signs of the apocalypse have already occurred.
In all parts of the Catholic world, bishops issue notifications warning the faithful against dubious and unapproved seers and “apparitions” such as the one in Medjugorje, Vassula Ryden and Maureen Sweeney of “Holy Love Ministries” to name few, and cults like the one known as “Maria Divine Mercy” or “MDM”.
Documents on all of these are available at this ministry’s web site.
On March 27, 2009, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council issued an unsigned pastoral letter which was a general warning against “new Charismatic sects” without naming the Emperor Emmanuel cult or any other sect: http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11667-1-1-Church-warns-against-new-charismatic-sects.
However a story in the New Indian Express on April 21, 2009 has the Church naming Emperor Emmanuel http://expressbuzz.com/States/Kerala/church-expresses-concern-in-kerala/59972.html.
The Kerala church’s pastoral letter Prot. No. 417/2009 dated May 25, 2009 once again specifically warned against Emperor Emmanuel: http://www.lancasterdiocese.org.uk/admin/Uploads/media/35/Letter%20to%20Syro-Malabar%20community%2028%20June%202009_1.pdf.
Thousands of Catholics have been infected by the anti-Catholic rhetoric, false private revelations and twisted interpretations of Scripture of cult leader Joseph Ponnara, a former Charismatic and school teacher, at his week-long “retreats” which are nothing but thoroughly evil, brain-washing programs.
The faith of thousands of Catholic families and hundreds of marriages have been destroyed by parents or children quitting their jobs, selling their properties or deserting their homes. A few priests and nuns too have left their religious vocations to join Emperor Emmanuel at the “Noah’s Ark” also known as “Sion” or “Zion”.
People who have lost beloved family members to the cult turn to local Church leaders for help in their desperation. Not receiving any consolation or useful guidance, they search the Internet, find the two documents listed below, and end up contacting this ministry. But there is nothing that we can do except to ask them to pray. I find it heartbreaking to receive and listen to the callers.
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EMPEROR EMMANUEL CULT-A FOLLOW-UP FEBRUARY 2015