- Jun 23, 2021
Cardinal Oswald Gracias says the Church was trying to “answer present-day needs” when it revised the section on canon law dealing with penal matters.
At least 117 Catholic priests in India died in the 33 days between 10 April and May 14, 2021.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), is working to ensure the Church’s social and health arms are prepared to help with the India’s COVID-19 crisis.
Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for the number of COVID-19 deaths — numbers many people believe were underreported.
The former superior general of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate congregation died on Jan. 18 at the age of 94.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked to invite Pope Francis to the country during a Jan. 19 meeting with three of the country’s cardinals.
As Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias marks his 50th priestly anniversary, colleagues note that he is “gifted with intelligence, leadership qualities and altruistic nature.”
A priest who was a pioneer of education in the Archdiocese of Bombay who died on Thursday was hailed as a “great educator and visionary” during his funeral Mass on Friday.