Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis - the new President of CBCI

Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis has been named as President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI).

The Cardinal is currently President of KCBC and Vice President of CBCI.

Cardijn Community International (CCI) congratulates Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis on his appointment as the President of the CBCI.

We also thank the outgoing President Cardinal Oswald Gracias for steering the Church in India to become a Church of the poor.

The new President assumes office at a time when the universal Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vatican II.

CCI too has launched a 3 year project in 2012 to study the spirit and decisions of Vatican II in the areas of its social teachings and lay participation.

The 3 year project will conclude with a mega international conference at Joe Beach Conference Centre, Mamallapuram near Chennai from the 5th to 8th December 2015 with the theme: 'Vatican 2+50: A Cardijn Perspective'.

While wishing the new President God's blessings in his new assignment, we look forward to a new dimension in the approach of CBCI towards social issues and participation of the laity at all levels of the Church.

We wish  to see Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis, President of the CBCI inaugurating the CCI International Conference 2015.

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