In the final message bishops stated that “the Church in India has substantially contributed to nation-building, especially through her engagement in the fields of education, healthcare and social uplift.”
“We, the CCBI Bishops, must not forget our task of being a headlight called to lead the Indian society to higher levels of justice, equality, inclusivity, solidarity and unity, based on the Gospel's values,” Archbishop Girelli.
‘Ecumenical Journey of Churches in the Telugu Region: Milestones in Two Decades (2001-2021)’ was released in many places during the semi-Christmas celebrations in 2022. This book presents the origins, various phases of growth, activities, and achievements of the ecumenical movement in the Telugu Region covering the States of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana (TS) from which emerged the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC).
Caritas India marked 60 years of service to the poor and downtrodden in India and celebrated at Hyderabad, India, on December 13. Hyderabad Archdiocesan Social Service Society (HASSS) organized the State-Level celebration of Caritas India.
The Inter-faith and Ecumenical Commission, with religious leaders, organized a Christmas celebration on December 19 in Madras-Mylopre Archdiocese, India. "The birth of Jesus is for all humanity, not just Christians," Father Arul Jesudoss said.
Jajati Nayak died at the age of 72 after 55 years of service as a catechist in Odisha, the Eastern state of India, on December 17. Under his leadership, the faith life of the Christians of Kerubadi was strengthened and produced 9 Religious Sisters, including his daughter Sister Anjali Nayak, The Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) and 6 Priests, including his younger brother priest Dusmant Nayak.
‘Sadbhav Christmas’, an interfaith Christmas celebration with members from different Faith communities, was held at the Pilar Pilgrim Centre, Pilar Goa on 17 December 2022 for fostering Interfaith relations and communal harmony.
The report released by the American forensics firm Arsenal Consulting confirms that a hacker planted multiple “incriminating documents” in the computer of activist-priest Father Stan Swamy, over a period of a few years. The 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy was arrested in October 2020 on false charges of "sedition." He died in custody on July 5, 2021.
Eight families, consisting of around fifteen men, women and children, got attracted to Christian prayer and began practicing Christian way of life. The fellow villagers want then to return to their original tribal faith.
Appreciating the parents and the teachers of the children of Sunday school, Bishop Arockiayaraj of Trichy said, "Children are the future pillars of the Church; it is important to teach them and guide them in the catholic faith."