India: Bishops hold seminar on 500th anniversary of Reformation

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The Catholic Conference of Bishops of India (CCBI)’s Commission for Ecumenism held its National Seminar during the annual visit to India of Most Rev Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) on December 14-15, at Vimalagiri Pastoral Centre, Kottayam. Bp Farrell comes to India every December for the dialogue of Roman Catholic Church and with the Orthodox Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox, and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

This was also an occasion to reflect upon the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s attempt to reform the Church. CCBI Ecumenical Commission Members Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan of Punalur Diocese and Bishop MD Prakasam of Nellore Diocese were present for the Seminar although its Chairperson Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado, Bishop of Vasai Diocese, could not make it.

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