President Hails Catholics Contributions

President Hails Catholics ContributionsPresident of India, Pranab Mukherjee says the Catholic Church has contributed immensely to advancement of Indian villages. The newly elected President said this when a delegation of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI), led by its President Cardinal Oswald Gracias, called on him on Monday. President Pranob Mukherjee expressed his deep regard for the Church's service in the field of education and health.

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

"Christianity from its very beginning had strong roots in India," said the President Pranab Mukherjee. Cardinal Gracias told the President that the Church is really concerned about the harmony and peace among various religions in the country. He assured the Mukherjee that the Catholic community will continue to work for peace, prosperity and harmony of the country as it has done in the past. Besides the Cardinal, Archbishop Albert D'Souza of Agra and Secretary General of CBCI and Fr. Joseph Chinnayyan, Deputy Secretary General CBCI were also present on the occasion.
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