- May 10, 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.
Amid thousands dying daily of COVID-19, even in rural areas of India, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on church leaders.
As India faces a massive surge in new infections and deaths caused by COVID-19, Pope Francis said he was praying for all those affected by the huge health emergency.
Catholic Near East Welfare Association has launched an emergency campaign to help India’s local churches respond to the escalating COVID-19 crisis, announced Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, CNEWA president.
India’s newest saint is “a model a beacon for us and for future generations,” according to one bishop.
State elections in India have offered a “fresh lease of life” to the country’s multi-party system, according to a leading Catholic commentator.
As India marked over 200,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the Catholic Church is also suffering: Several priests have died with the new coronavirus over the past week.
As COVID-19 continues to claim thousands of lives daily in India, some Catholic leaders have called on the federal government to deploy the military to deal with the crisis before it worsens.