Catholic Bishops Meet Until Nov 11 – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the supreme body of the Catholic Church in India, has announced that its 35th General Assembly in St. John’s, Bengaluru, which started on Sunday, will be held until to November 11, where an assembly of more than 200 bishops will discuss the theme of “Synodalism: the call to be a synodal Church”. Due to the pandemic, the meeting, which is held every two years, could not take place earlier.

All units across the country have gone through the process of discussing synodality at the grassroots level, and new ways have been discussed that involve all sections of the parish and diocese in walking together for a mission of Christ. Workshops will also be held, which will result in the Assembly’s final statement that the bishops will strive to implement over the next two years, said CBCI Secretary General Bishop Felix Machado.

He said: “CBCI has about 22 million members in India. The CBCI has over 200 bishops and 64 retired bishops. The Catholic Church in India runs more than 54,000 educational institutions, which provide education to around six million children and young people, and more than 20,000 hospitals, clinics and dispensaries.

BENGALURU: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the supreme body of the Catholic Church in India, has announced that its 35th General Assembly in St. John’s, Bengaluru, which started on Sunday, will be held until to November 11, where an assembly of more than 200 bishops will discuss the theme of “Synodalism: the call to be a synodal Church”. Due to the pandemic, the meeting, which is held every two years, could not take place earlier. All units across the country have gone through the process of discussing synodality at the grassroots level, and new ways have been discussed that involve all sections of the parish and diocese in walking together for a mission of Christ. Workshops will also be held, which will result in the Assembly’s final statement that the bishops will strive to implement over the next two years, said CBCI Secretary General Bishop Felix Machado. He said: “CBCI has about 22 million members in India. The CBCI has over 200 bishops and 64 retired bishops. The Catholic Church in India runs more than 54,000 educational institutions, which provide education to around six million children and young people, and more than 20,000 hospitals, clinics and dispensaries.

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