MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/INDIA – The Church renews its commitment to the dialogue for social harmony
Bangalore – The Church in India is committed and will continue to commit itself to promoting dialogue and social harmony, and above all, in the midst of conflict or social and political crises: the standoff with cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and President of the catholic Bishops ‘ Conference of India , opening the 34th plenary Assembly of the conference, which is held every two years. The meeting of the Bishops, in the course from the 13th to the 19th of February at Bangalore, is focused on the theme “The dialogue, the way to truth and charity”. “The Church has always been at the service of society”, he recalled, stressing the need for dialogue, “in the mosaic of cultures, languages and ethnic diversity” constitutive of India. At the beginning of a new decade, the catholic Church in India reiterates its commitment to dialogue with all groups and the members of the company: this include civilian agencies, government and non-governmental organizations, religious communities, in order to “create an environment that is peaceful and harmonious and where they may live as true citizens of India, with all its riches”, he remarked the Cardinal. The Cardinal assured them that the Church in India will continue to “live the gospel values of peace, joy and harmony, always working for the good of the entire humanity”.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure can not be perfect.