Friday, 11 October 2013

CCI Canonization Committee Meets in India

The CCI Canonization Committee (CCI-CC) to promote the cause of canonization of Cardinal Cardijn, founder of the International Young Christian Workers Movement (IYCW) is holding its first official meeting at Thrissur, Kerala on the 16th October 2013.

CCI-India is hosting this event.

Fr. Reid S. Fernando, CCI International Chaplain, Fr. Prof. X. D. Selvaraj and other members of the CCI-CC will be attending this one day meeting. It was at the instance of Fr. S. Servatius, National Chaplain of CCI-India that a resolution was moved at the 'Vatican 2+50: Cardijn Perspective' conference in Manila, Philippines in October 2012 to promote the cause of canonization of Cardinal Cardijn and a Canonization Committee was formed.

Following the campaign launched by CCI, Fr. Felix Van Meerbergen, a former YCW himself from Cardijn's home Diocese in Belgium initiated a Canonization Committee in Belgium and sought the support of the Archbishop Leonard of Malines-Brussels. The Archbishop is fully supportive of the move and is to install the ecclesiastical court soon.

All the Bishops in Belgium are supporting the move now and the CCI prayer is being translated into Dutch to be promoted in Belgium.

Fr. S. Servatius, the Convenor of the CCI-CC says that the day is not far off for Cardinal Cardijn to be beatified.

Let us hope his words come true.

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