Cardinal Oswald Gracias inaugurates Catholic Council of India meeting

Cardinal Oswald Gracias inaugurates Catholic Council of India meetingCardinal Oswald Gracias inaugurated the 12th general body meeting of the Catholic Council of India (CCI) to discuss the Second Vatican Council. The General Body meeting was commenced at Nav sadhana Pastoral Centre in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Bishop Raphy Manjaly of Varanasi gave the welcome address. Cardinal Oswald Gracias who is the President of CCI said “Second Vatican Council had a clear direction for the church in India. In the council, the church made a self-reflection and decision to renew herself”.

The General Body meeting of the Catholic Council of India (CCI)

The council members deliberates on how far the renewal of the church, as envisaged by II Vatican Council, has taken place in India. Specific themes such as Church’s concern for the poor, the role of the laity and dialogue with religions in the Indian context will also be discussed. The council is considered the pastoral council of the Indian church and has representatives of bishops, priests, religious and laity as members.
The meeting includes a sharing of the live experiences of the people from different regions of India, as to how the council impacted their lives.
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