» 11/28/2007, 00.00
INDIA – VATICAN
India is a great country with great hopes, says Benedict XVI
As he placed the biretta on the archbishop of Mumbai, the Pope mentioned India’s role in the world. To AsiaNews the new cardinal talks about the hopes vested in his country and his wish for change.
27/03/2009 INDIA – VATICAN
India’s experience backs Pope on AIDS, says Cardinal Gracias
Speaking to AsiaNews the prelate talks about the Church and it 64 AIDS treatment centres. He reiterates that the Church cannot “water down its teachings just to please public opinion—what is objectively right is right and what is wrong is wrong.”
27/11/2008 VATICAN – INDIA
Pope “deeply concerned” about the outbreak of violence in Mumbai
In a telegram Benedict XVI “appeals for an end to all acts of terrorism which gravely offend the human family and severely destabilize the peace and solidarity needed to build a civilization worthy of mankind’s noble vocation to love God and neighbour.”
22/05/2006 INDIA VATICAN
For Catholics in India Cardinal Dias is the right man for the evangelisation of peoples
Community leaders view the prelate as the right man for the job. He has experience with the poor and is knowledgeable of other cultures. His nomination confirms India's place in the universal Church.
17/10/2007 INDIA – VATICAN
“I hope I can better serve the Gospel,” says newly-appointed Cardinal Gracias
Appointed cardinal by Benedict XVI, the archbishop of Mumbai tells AsiaNews he was surprised, and is humbled by his new responsibilities, which impel him to re-place the Gospel at the centre of Indian Catholics’ lives. The priorities of his pastoral mission are the defence of life and human rights as well as the proclamation of the evangelical message.
"Strengthening the faith of the community," says the new archbishop of Mumbai
Following his new appointment as head of the archdiocese of India's economic hub, Mgr Gracias tells AsiaNews his new pastoral plan. The prelate replaces Cardinal Dias who was appointed chairman of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples last May.
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