- Jan 28, 2020
The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias and popstar Miley Cyrus were just some of the people who stopped for a minute of prayer for peace on Thursday. The initiative – promoted by Pope Francis – marked the anniversary of the meeting of Pope Francis, the late Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican Gardens.
The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, installed relics of Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Karjat, India, on May 13. During the liturgy, Gracias blessed a new altar at the shrine, and renewed the Act of Consecration of the Archdiocese of Bombay to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The first Marian shrine in Asia dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima was built in 1935 at Karjat, near Mumbai. The church will hold special celebrations on May 13 to mark the centenary of the apparitions of Mary which took place in 1917 in in the Portuguese town, with an emphasis on prayers for peace.
The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias has called the destruction of a historic roadside cross in Mumbai “deeply disturbing.” The city’s Bandra neighborhood is known for these so-called “plague crosses,” built during the late 19th century, which dot city streets and especially the entrances of villages.
“We alcoholics have been graced with a new life, through the gift of sobriety, so freely and compassionately bestowed upon us by our loving God.” This was the response from the director of an anti-alcoholism facility in Mumbai, which won an award for its work from the Archdiocese of Bombay.
A young widow in Bombay, Corinne Rodrigues, did not let the hardships of life overtake her. Through her faith, grace and strength Rodrigues built a wide scale movement for widows, administered to the needy and faced an earthquake…all while raising three boys.