Thousands of faithful protested in Kochi on Sunday demanding justice for the popular archbishop who was forced to resign for 'insubordination'.
Archbishop Antony Kariyil explained his unwavering stand in the ongoing controversy in a six-page open letter.
An affidavit to this effect has been submitted before the Supreme Court by the State Government.
The archbishop dubbed the announcement of LDF candidate Dr Jo Joseph at one of its institutions as 'coincidental'.
The bishops' council has termed the government's call to conduct religious ceremonies online as 'illogical'.
Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) President Cardinal George Alencherry said they have come to know about this from official sources.
The court handed over the copies of the charge-sheet and related documents to the accused in the sensational case.