- Oct 27, 2020
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), met the country’s Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on May 24 in New Delhi as controversy continues over a letter sent by a Catholic prelate ahead of India’s 2019 general elections.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro – the Apostolic Nuncio to India – and 33 bishops from all over India celebrated Mass to mark the 5th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias concluded the 33rd General Body Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India by presiding at Mass on Feb. 9 as the new president of the organization.
One of India’s leading bishops has called on education in the country to help bring about “a moral revolution with a renewed ethic of justice, responsibility and community.”
Cardinal Oswald Gracias says the first World Day of the Poor “is a day to rediscover our call to be a church of the poor, for the poor.” He said all parishes in the Archdiocese of Bombay have been asked to create at least one program for the poor, saying it can be big or small, depending on the capabilities of each parish.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias delivered a speech in Mumbai, India about Pope Francis’s document on the family, ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ without mentioning the controversies that have consumed many people in the west. Instead, he discussed the document’s calling on families to proactively live the Gospel, and be protagonists of the Church’s mission of evangelization.