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Bishops in plenary assembly focus on nationalism, poverty and Dalits as India’s greatest challenges
The general assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India is currently underway in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Myanmar’s Card Bo praises Christian commitment to education and health. For him, "Poverty is the mortal sin of modern times". Dalits are bearers of a rich cultural heritage.
06/02/2018 18:16:00 INDIA – MYANMAR
For Card Bo, the Church is the great driver in Indian society
The archbishop of Yangon is the guest of honour at the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. For him, "When challenges abound, unity is not a luxury but [. . .] a necessity". Extremist nationalism "threatens the lives of vulnerable people". In Myanmar, "The Church took up the role of mercy for the afflicted people".
Planes crashes in Mangalore, Church sends condolences
Plane was carrying 163 passengers and 6 crew members. Eight people may have survived. Card Gracias, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, sends a message of condolences.
Cardinal Gracias: the struggle of the Church in India for human development threatens the extremists
Re-elcted for another two years as President of the Indian Episcopal Conference, the Archbishop of Mumbai calls the Catholic Church an "inalienable part of the nation". False allegations of forced conversions and the violence of Hindu nationalists "intensify our faith and push us to enhance our engagement" among the poor, the marginalized, Dalits, girls and women.
Cardinal Gracias: Prayers for new Indian president
The President of the Bishops' Conference of India greets "with pleasure" the election of Pranab Mukherjee, who has impressive political "leadership qualities" and a great "interest" for the good of the country. The prelate calls for renewed cooperation between the government and the Catholic Church, the mission among the poor and the marginalized.
08/11/2016 13:24:00 INDIA
Card Gracias celebrates the jubilee for tribal migrants, tells them “You are our family” (Photos)
The archbishop invited Card Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, who is of tribal origins. About 80,000 migrants live in Mumbai largely from the plateau of Chota Nagpur (central-eastern India). They are victims of social and workplace discrimination in India’s megacities. The archdioceses of Mumbai and Ranchi work on a plan of cooperation.
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