Catholic historians study social changes in India

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The Association of Catholic Historians of India is holding an international seminar on “Social Changes in India and the Catholic Church: A Historico-Anthropological Approach.”

The May 3-7 seminar at Christ Deemed-to-be University, Bengaluru, is studying the changes between 17 and 20 centuries.

The event is taking place in collaboration with Christ University, Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, Holy See, Vatican and Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Bengaluru, said Carmelite Father Antony Bungalowparambil, an official of the association.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, addressed the gathering on May 5.

Norbertine Bishop Bernard Ardura, O’Prem, president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, Vatican, and rector and director of Missions Etrangeres de Paris are among the participants.

The association consisting of those teaching history in governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as those interested in history, proposed to organise this international seminar for three days.

Scientific discussions supported by solid evidences are to be held by resource persons in the seminar. Participants in the seminar will be drawn from different walks of life.

It is an association of Catholic historians, scholars, and researchers consisting of clergy and lay. It has more than 60 members.

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