In spite of threats and cases of persecution, the Church plays an important role in Indian society. Christians in India run 20% of the elementary schools, 25% of the support structures for widows and orphans, and 30% of those for the disabled, lepers, and AIDS patients.
And today new challenges and opportunities are emerging in connection with the country's accelerating development. "The mission of diakonia", explains the statement, "remains indispensable, both in consideration of the poor, and because of the essence of the Church itself. Since diakonia is an ecclesial activity, the role of the local bishop or ordinary is fundamental: he, in fact, is ultimately responsible for charitable activity".
Saturday, February 16, 2008
VATICAN -INDIA Cardinal Cordes in India to "reflect upon charity" - Asia News
VATICAN -INDIA Cardinal Cordes in India to "reflect upon charity" - Asia News Christians make up less than 3% of the population. Yet ...