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Indian Catholic Church launched an online platform to contribute to the work of evangelization

Communio, a first-of-its-kind initiative of the Catholic Church to offer an online platform for people to contribute toward the work of evangelization in India.
Indian Latin Rite Bishops launch Communio website. (Photo: CCBI)

Communio, a first-of-its-kind initiative of the Catholic Church to offer an online platform for people to contribute toward the work of evangelization in India.

Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão of Goa and Daman, the President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), officially launched the Communio website (www.communio.in) at the Archbishop’s House, Panjim, Goa on December 16.

“Communio is an initiative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) to assist the dioceses and religious congregations working in rural and backward areas, in their pastoral ministry,” stated Father Stephen Alathara, the Deputy Secretary-General of CCBI, in a press statement.

According to the press statement, the new website will help the dioceses and religious congregations to know more about the services of Communio.

“The website provides relevant details about Communio and information concerning project applications and related guidelines. It also helps the faithful to know about the service the Church is rendering in our country and provides an online opportunity for people of goodwill to generously contribute towards the evangelization work of the Church in India,” the press statement stated.

Communio was officially inaugurated in 2017 to help the faithful build a culture of sharing and solidarity with our needy brothers and sisters throughout our country. Communio also inspires lay faithful to do volunteer work and collaborate in the work of sharing the Good News brought by Jesus.

Every year, the first Sunday of Advent is celebrated as the Communio Sunday in India since 2017.

The aim of communion is “to enkindle the Catholic Church in India with zeal for faith formation and proclamation, that being empowered in self-sufficiency and self-reliance, the Catholic faithful will collaborate for creative synergy in the peripheries of mission.”

The first page of the communio website invites to build Catholic communities quoting the words, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God” (Hebrews 13:16).

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