- Sep 20, 2020
Sister Gracy Rodrigues, an Indian nun and member of the Asian Movement of Women Religious Against Human Trafficking, will not be idle before the cry of children victims of human trafficking. In an essay, Rodrigues calls on everyone to put an end to this modern day form of slavery.
Somewhere near the top of any misery index would have to be India’s “Tribals,” meaning the roughly 9 percent of the country’s cast population of 1.25 billion belonging to various indigenous groups. On Christmas, the Cardinal of Mumbai will make a point of celebrating with them.
Few local churches may have taken the message of mercy to heart more thoroughly than a group of Catholics in India, who recently convoked a special jubilee celebration for migrants among the country’s “Tribals,” meaning members of indigenous groups.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said that on Sunday the Church in India was already planning to observe a special Day of Prayer for the nation and provide medical services for those dozens injured in the aftermath of a stampede in which 24 people died.
As violence erupts anew along the India/Pakistan border over the disputed province of Kashmir, Catholic leaders are urging calm, with Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, declaring a day of prayer for peace and reconciliation.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, a member of Pope Francis’s “C9” council of cardinal advisers from around the world, said during a thanksgiving Mass for her sainthood on Sunday, “Her life is a testimony of truth and humble service. She chose not to be the last, but the servant of the last.”