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Cardinal Gracias celebrates the start of Advent among Dharavi’s poor
Together with Caritas India, the Archbishop of Mumbai has launched a Christmas campaign to raise awareness of the "needy" living in the city. The initiative was launched with a visit to the largest slum in India and Asia, home to hundreds of thousands of inhabitants. The cardinal recalled Pope Francis, who "praised the courage of the poor , urging society to welcome them with love and compassion."
Cardinal Gracias: the victory of Congress in Mumbai, "bodes well for the future"
The party of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi confirms its mandate in state elections in Maharashtra, Arunachal Pardesh and Haryana. The cardinal of Mumbai: now we need effective policies for the poor and development programs constructed in a climate of social harmony.
Card. Gracias recalls Card. Pimenta, a servant of the Lord who loved Christ and India
The archbishop of Mumbai, recalls the figure of the prelate, who died on July 20th. Collaborators for over 30 years, Card. Gracias emphasizes the cardinal’s "tireless and powerful voice against anti-life legislation," and his attention to the "formation in the seminary."
Vigil for nascent life held in India as well
Next Saturday, all Indian dioceses will celebrate along with Benedict XVI a vigil on behalf of nascent life during vespers marking Sunday Advent. Bombay bishop speaks about the growing rejection of nascent life in today’s society and the Church’s opposition to it.
Supreme Court rules homosexuality is a crime. Archbishop of Mumbai: Gays are not criminals
The highest Indian court has overturned a 2009 judgment of the High Court of Mumbai , which had decriminalized homosexual acts. LGBT associations complain and accuse the Islamic and Christian religious organizations of lobbying to reinstate the ban. Card. Oswald Gracias, "No to gay marriage, but the Christian community is against any form of discrimination. Homosexuals have the same dignity as any other human being."
Card. Gracias calls for "ethical" journalism to transform Indian society
A national seminar in Mumbai to discuss the rights and duties of the media. President of the Indian bishops' conference: "Remember the example of John Paul II in the use of media." Former Indian journalist: "Press freedom is not a license to do what you want."
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