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Murdered a priest near Mumbai
The murder took place late at night. Motive for killing unknown. He was known by everyone and very good to people of every creed and caste.
12/07/2013 INDIA - ISLAM
Indian bishop: praying for Syria during Ramadan
Mgr Felix Machado, chairperson of the Office for Dialogue and Ecumenism of the CBCI, releases a message for Indian Muslims. The prelate calls on believers to pray for peace, a "gift of God".
08/09/2016 17:49:00 INDIA
Bishop of Vasai: Mother Teresa, the "Saint of the Gutters" that put the poor at the centre
Mgr Felix Machado says that before the canonisation, everyone already revered Mother Teresa as a saint. Brooding over the past, without thinking about what one can do in the present, is a waste. Offences, which haunt us because we keep them alive, must be forgiven. “People who find themselves unhappy, sad and depressed are often mostly those who are very self-centred and selfish in their life.”
22/03/2016 17:39:00 INDIA
Vasai bishop: many adult baptisms at Easter, a sign that Jesus is real
Mgr Felix Machado speaks about adult converts in his diocese. “Stunned” by a young woman who spoke to her parents about it, he notes that only the love of Jesus pushes towards him, not personal gain or selfish reasons. People are attracted because Jesus is a "deed, a word, a voice, a real person.”
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words
In India, both communities are a minority. For Mgr Felix Machado, archbishop of Vasai, change begins in the school, which must be "an environment that teaches reciprocity, as well as respect for the natural dignity and freedom of every human being". He calls on Muslims to "use their own tools for the good of all and for building the nation."
06/05/2016 16:09:00 INDIA
Vasai: inaugurated a new church for tribal Catholics
‘Holy Mother of God’ parish church is located in Talasari, in the heart of the Adivasi mission. During the celebration, the archbishop of Vasai confirmed 260 children and adults. “Our brothers and sisters are quite well settled as solid Christians,” Mgr Machado said. They will be the “the solid leaders of tomorrow”.
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