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Wednesday, May 14, 2003  

Rites Should Not Cause Divisions, Pope Tells Bishops of India:

"Authentic evangelization is sensitive to local culture and customs," John Paul II said when receiving the Catholic bishops of India.

The Indian bishops met the Holy Father before concluding their 'ad limina' visit to Rome in two separate gatherings, one for the Eastern rite Syro-Malabar Churches, the other for the Syro-Malankara Churches. Their origins, according to tradition go back 1950 years, when they received the Gospel from the lips of the Apostle, St. Thomas.

The Holy Father stressed, particularly to the Eastern rite Catholics who have an extraordinary cultural richness, that differences in rituals should not be the cause of divisions within the Church.

posted by Kensy | 12:52 AM
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