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“A new life for the Indian Church,” Card Gracias says
The archbishop of Mumbai is elected president of the Bishops’ Conference of India. He tells AsiaNews that will focus on interfaith dialogue and helping the poor. “God calls on us to protect creation and this must be the core of our mission.”
For Church assembly, young people are the hope of India and the world
Indian bishops meet to discuss “Youth for Peace and Harmony”. About 47 per cent of the Indian population is under 20, and is under threat according to Card Gracias. For the bishop of Guwahati, affluence destroys Christian values.
Catholic schools in India advance democracy and development
Cardinal Toppo speaks at the opening ceremony of the general assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, which this year focuses on education. More than 160 bishops are expected to attend the event.
Indian priests follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, man’s liberator
Here are some thoughts by Cardinal Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai and presidents of the Bishops’ Conference of India, on the Year of Priests announced by Benedict XVI. Priests are men who serve, who are “at the service of both God and Man.”
Easter baptisms, a right and the life of the Church, Card Gracias says
The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India gives AsiaNews his personal Easter reflection. He invites the faithful and the clergy to promote with love and courage the Church’s mission rather than fear conversions.
Cardinal Vithayathil elected new president of Indian bishops
The newly-elected president talks to AsiaNews about his priorities: the unity of the Catholic Church, the defence of the downtrodden and the protection of religious freedom. He stresses the need for dialogue and tolerance. He receives Cardinal’s Gracias best wishes.
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