Cardinal Sebastian noted that these acts of penance are also being done by other non-Catholic Asians, especially Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims, bringing about a unique sense of spiritual unity within the region.
Sophal Phon, a director of St. Paul Institute, said, "the most important purpose of this seminar is to want students and participants to create small projects in researching according to their institutions at the end of the workshop."
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CBCI) reelected Archbishop Mar Andrews Thazhath of Trichur as its President, Archbishop Geroge Antonysamy as its first Vice President, and Bishop Joseph Mar Thomas of Bathery as its second Vice President. Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi as its Secretary General.
The project covers 55 hectares of the extraterritorial area at Castel Gandolfo, divided into 35 hectares of beautiful gardens and 20 hectares of agricultural and livestock land, greenhouses, and service buildings, said Vatican News.
Pope said, “Jesus will make us a pedagogue—patient, severe, sweet, or firm as we need in our discernment because He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He waits for, encourages, and supports us in all our journey.”
“Starting with the magisterium of Pope Francis and the great changes marking the present era .. theology is confronted with a new challenge, that of addressing the topic of the family in an adequate and renewed manner,” said Paglia.
The Sunday and Weekday Editions of the Roman Missal (Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia) in English for India was released by Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão, the President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), and the Archbishop of Goa and Daman on January 30, 2024.
The Lenten journey “will be concrete if… we realize that even today we remain under the rule of Pharoah. A rule that makes us weary and indifferent. A model of growth that divides us and robs us of our future, said the Pope.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on mourns the death on Thursday, February 1, of two former bishops: Nereo Odchimar and Honesto “Onie” Pacana who have both served Mindanao in southern Philippines, according to the CBCP News.
“We would like to initiate conversations in our communities, parishes, and the Basic Ecclesial Communities, especially if there are still forces that are pushing for Charter Change in whatever form,” said Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.