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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.
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Card. Gracias: The Church is always an agent of reconciliation and peace in India
On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Independence, celebrated yesterday, the Archbishop of Mumbai thanks God for the gifts granted to the Catholic community. The festival falls in the year of the Jubilee and Mother Teresa's canonization, a "special gift" for the whole world. The commitment of Catholics is dedicated to mutual understanding. Condemnation of forced proselytism but a firm request for freedom of religion and conscience.
Card. Gracias meets Sonia Gandhi : Let's work together to protect all Indians
The Archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Bishops' Conference (CBCI ) , tells AsiaNews : "A meeting not to ask for special favors , but to discuss social justice for all ." Gandhi : "I appreciate the services rendered by the Catholic community to society."
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.
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Card. Gracias: Catholic express closeness and solidarity with Varanasi victims
At least 24 Hindus trampled by the crowd frightened by a false alarm. The president of the Indian bishops provides hospitals, clinics and medical care for the hundreds of wounded. Varanasi hosted celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, on the relationship between the Catholic Church and other religions.
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.
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