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INDIA - VATICAN
Card. Oswald Gracias
Cardinal Vithayathil: A courageous leader for the good of the faithful and Church in India
The Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church in India, died yesterday at 2pm (local time) in Lissie Hospital, Ernakulam (Kerala). A testament to his life of faith and mission.
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."
Need for more children and a better family life, says the Indian Church
In a pastoral letter, Syro-Malabar Cardinal Vithayathil slams couples who decide against having children although they have the means. He suggests they take part in the Eucharist as an effective way to renew their capacity for self-sacrificing love.
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.
Archdiocese of Mumbai launches first historical museum
Historical, artistic, cultural and religious artefacts, dating back to the 16th century. For Card. Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, the museum "celebrates freedom of religion, bears witness to the search for God in India and is an instrument of evangelization for the young." The museum also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the archdiocese.
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Card. Vithayathil: St Paul, model for mission in India and Asia
The president of the Indian Bishops Conference tells AsiaNews that the Pauline Year which has just begun serves to encourage Christians in India and Asia to clearly announce their faith in Christ, stand strong in the midst of persecution and enrich and purify the culture of their times.
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