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Card. Oswald Gracias
Card Gracias: Poverty and attacks on life threaten democracy in India
On the occasion of 65th Republic Day, the President of the Episcopal Conference illustrates the positive sides of the country, but also challenges to be overcome. On January 26, 1950 the Constitution came into force, based on "freedom, human dignity, secularism , justice, democracy and equality", in compliance with "the diversity and the rights of minorities." Among the problems to be solved "dehumanizing poverty , violence against women, attacks on life and environmental threats".
Tomorrow, the Republic of India turns 60. A talk with Card. Gracias
The Republic and the Constitution of India were proclaimed January 26, 1950. Card. Gracias speaks of the active presence of the Church in the country and the present and future challenges. Respect for the environment as a testimony of God's gift
The Churches of Asia join the vigil for persecuted Christians
The Catholic communities of the continent respond to the Prayer Vigil wanted by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI). The cardinal recalls that Asia needs to "a triple dialogue: with the poor, with cultures and with religions."
Card. Gracias: An Easter people must transform the world with charity and love
On April 5, the archbishop of Mumbai visited the rector of the Basilica of Mount Mary for his 92nd birthday. With his gesture the cardinal recalled "the immense and indispensable contribution that elderly priests make to the Church and society."
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die!
The Archbishop of Mumbai greeted participants to the National Eucharistic Congress. He mentioned the victims of the Kandhamal pogrom, and talked about the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady. He looked at Catholics working on returning to their communities. The Mumbai diocese is set to create a free legal aid group for poor prisoners.
Cardinal Gracias: The Church wants to serve India, freedom of conversion is a right
Closing the Indian Churches Missionary Congress, the archbishop of Mumbai invites Catholics to renew their faith. While radically rejecting forced conversions he firmly defends freedom of religion: "No government can enter my soul or imprison my conscience saying 'you can not change religion'."
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