Nagpur Archbishop dies in sleep

He was in New Delhi for the annual meeting of the Hindi Regional bishops’ council.

Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara of Nagpur.
Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara of Nagpur died while on a visit to New Delhi April 19, said a communique from Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India (CBCI). He was 75.

Archbishop Abraham came to New Delhi to join the Hindi Region Bishops’ Council annual meeting, hosted by Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto. He was accommodated at the CBCI center close to the Delhi Archbishop’s house.

Archbishop Abraham had planned to catch an April 19 early flight to Nagpur, as there was some urgent matter to be attended to. The night watchman was asked to wake him up around 4.30 a.m.

When the watchman did not succeed to get any response from Archbishop Abraham, he went and opened the unlocked room and found Archbishop Abraham lying in his bed motionless, the communique said.

The CBCI officials were informed and the body was immediately taken to Holy Family Hospital, where death at early morning hours (between 12 mid night and 1 a.m.) was confirmed.

The body was flown to Nagpur at night and funeral will be held at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Nagpur April 23.

Archbishop Viruthakulangara was born on June 5, 1943 in Kerala and ordained a priest on October 28, 1969.

He began serving as parish priest and District Superior of Sendhwa Parish of Khargon, Madhya Pradesh.

He became a bishop at the very early age of 34, when named bishop of Khandwa diocese in 1977.

After two decades in1998, he took charge as Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur.

 

Courtesy: Ucanews

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APPOINTMENTS II – 2018, Archdiocese of Bombay

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS (II)
APRIL 20, 2018

 

Fr Philip D’Souza : (on loan from Vasai Diocese) to be Assistant at Sacred Heart Church, Worli and Principal at Sacred Heart High School, Worli

Fr Maxwell Furtado : (on loan from Vasai Diocese) to be Assistant at Our Lady of the Sea Church, Uttan and Principal at St Joseph High School andJunior College, Uttan

Fr Avin Franklin : to be Assistant, Cathedral of the Holy Name, Fort and Assistant to the Archdiocesan Financial Administrator

Fr Anthony D. Banz : to be Assistant, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Majiwada

Fr Denzil Correia : to be Assistant, St John the Baptist Church, Thane

Fr Trevor Fernandes : to be Assistant, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Goregaon (W)

Fr Vinay Kamath : to be Assistant, St Anthony Church, Malwani

Fr Steven Kika : to be Assistant, Infant Jesus Church, Ghatokopar (E)

Fr T P Lonappan : to be Assistant, St Joseph Church, Goregaon (E)

Fr Bonaventure Nunes: to be Assistant, St Anthony Church, Dharavi

Fr Jodman Pereira : to be Assistant, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Malad (W)

The above appointments take effect from June 1, 2018

(To be continued)

+ Oswald Cardinal Gracias

Archbishop of Bombay

April 12, 2018

APPOINTMENTS – I 2018: ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY;

OFFICIAL – APPOINTMENTS I
APRIL 13, 2018

Fr. Rui Camelo: to be Parish Priest, Our Lady of Egypt Church, Kalina

Fr. Anthony F. D’souza: to be Parish Priest, Our Lady of Dolours Church, Sonapur

Fr. Calistus Fernandes: to be Parish Priest, Infant Jesus Church, Dombivli

Fr. John Lopes: to be Parish Priest, Our Lady of Health, Sahar

Fr. Francis Martis: to be Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Church, Mankhurd

Fr. Andrew Mukadom: to be Parish Priest, St. Ignatius Church, Jacob Circle

Fr. Leonard Noronha: to be Parish Priest, St. Jude Church, Jeri Meri

Fr. Bernard Lancy Pinto: to be Parish Priest, St. Michael Church, Mahim

Fr. Sandeep Borges: to be Priest-in-charge, St Joseph Church, Mumbra

Fr. Joe D’mello: to be Priest-in-charge, St. Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Airoli

Fr. Louis Kajar: to be Priest-in-charge, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Karjat

Fr. Raphael Mordom: to be Priest-in-charge, Nativity of Our Lord Churc, Kandivli East

Fr. Lincoln Rebello: to be Priest-in-charge, Divya Kripa Church, Khargar

Fr. Anil Rego: to be Priest-in-charge, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Bandra West

The above appointments take effect from June 1, 2018

(to be continued)

Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay

POPE FRANCIS RESPONDS TO OUR LETTER;

IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FOLLOWING VIDEO, YOURS TRULY HAD WRITTEN TO HIS HOLINESS, POPE FRANCIS, TO WHICH HIS HOLINESS RESPONDED THROUGH ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY, HIS EMINENCE, OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS,

GREG

POPE TO ME

***********

Dear Greg,

I had your letter regarding the text of the Our Father sent to the Holy Father. I have now received acknowledgement from the Holy Father’s Office stating that “due note has been taken of the contents”.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Oswald Cardinal Gracias

Archbishop of Bombay

Mr. Greg Pereira

E-mail: pereiragreg1611@gmail.com

 

MY LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS

 

 

To,                                                                                           January, 1st, 2018;

His Holiness Pope Francis

Apostolic Palace

VATICAN CITY, 00120;

 

Your Holiness,

Greetings from the home of Pereiras (Florence and Greg), of St. Anthony’s Parish, Malwani, from the Archdiocese of Mumbai (BOMBAY, India), headed by H. E. Oswald Cardinal Gracias.

Recently, saw a media report, captioned “POPE WANTS TO CHANGE WORDS, IN LORD’S PRAYER”; and it was termed as CONTROVERSY, by certain media! This was disheartening. The report obviously, referred to LORD’S PRAYER, “OUR FATHER”. The change your Holiness desires to make is, ‘Do not let us fall into Temptation’, from ‘Lead us not into Temptation’; as reported in the media.

Fr. Jonathan Morris, FOX NEWS Religion Correspondent, has explained the reason, for your Holiness, to contemplate the change; aptly, explaining the error in translation, in a video, aired by FOX NEWS. He says, “Lord Jesus Christ did not give this prayer to us in English Language but in the language, prevailing then”. He also stated that it is a “Bad Translation”.

Your Holiness, We learnt Lord’s Prayer, during our childhood, prior to receiving the HOLY EUCHARIST, for the first time; and never thought of this, as an error. However, during our school days, we had an occasion to learn Lord’s Prayer in local language, which is known as, MARATHI. The phrase, your Holiness desires to change, reads in marathi as, “Ani amhala Mohat padoo devoo nakos”; which on translation into English Language, reads as, “And do not let us fall into Temptation”. Exactly, what is suggested by your Holiness.  this anomaly has been striking us since then, every time we recited the LORD’S PRAYER, but never did we dare, to question anyone. Hence, we appreciate your decision, your Holiness.

 

LORD’S PRAYER IN MARATHI LANGUAGE (AAMCHYA SWARGEEYH BAPPA)

 

Aamchya Swargeeyh Bappa, Tuze Naav Pavithra Maanley Jaavoh Tuze Rajya Yevoh, Jasey Swarganth tasey Prithvivarhii Tuzya Iicchhepramaney Hovoh. Aamchii Darrozchii Bhakar Aaj Aamhala De, Jashee aamhi Aamcha Aapradh Karnaryanaa Kshamaa Karitoh, Tashee Tu Aamchya Aapradhanchii Kshamaa Kar, Aani Aamhalaa Mohat Padoo Devoo Nakos, Pan Vaaitaapasun Aamhalaa Sodav. Tathastu.

 

Your Holiness, The purpose of writing this letter is, not to highlight/flaunt, our knowledge about the error; but to bring to your notice, another similar error, we suppose, in another prayer which is recited during, HOLY MASS; THE APOSTLE’S CREED.  Every time we recite it, the phrase, “HE DESCENDED TO HELL”, bring an uneasy feeling; but never mentioned it to anyone, since it has been approved by the Church.

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED (PRESHITANCHA VISHWASANGIKAR);

 

Swarga Ani Prithvi Hyancha Ootpanna Kartaa, Sarva Samarth Parameshwar Piita, Hyaver Maaza Vishwas Aahe. Tyaacha Ekultaa Ek Putrah Aamcha Prabhu, YESHU KHRIST, Hyavarhii Maaza Vishwas Aahe. Toh Pavitra Aatmyachya Yogaane Garbhi Sambhavla, KUMARI MARIYE Pasun Janmalaa, Ponti Pilaatachya Aammalakhali Tyaney Duukkhah Bhogiile, Tyaala Khrusavar Khilaley, Toh Maran Pavlaa. Tyaala Puraley, Toh Adhulokaant Ootarla, Teesrya Deevshi Meleylyantoon Oothla, Swargaant Chadhla Aani Sarva Samarth Dev Piityachya Oojavikadey Baslaa Aahe. Tethoon Toh, Jeevant Aani Meleley Hyancha Nyaay Karavayas Punhaa Yeiil.

Pavithra aatma, Pavithra Catholic Khrista Sabha, Santancha Parasper Sambandh, Paapanchii Kshama, Dehaache Punarutthan Aani Anant KaalChe Jeevan, Hyavar Maaza Vishwaas aahe. Tathaastu.

 

Is this also, some kind of translation error? Please your Holiness, also look into this and contemplate the correction, if necessary. Please excuse us, if we have exceeded our brief, as true Catholics.

We pray to Lord Almighty, to grant you and your team of clergy, particularly Oswald Cardinal Gracias, our Archbishop; good health to lead your flock, in this new year, and always.

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

In our LORD JESUS CHRIST;

 

 

 

GREG R. PEREIRA

A7 Rodrigues Compound, Malwani Village,

Malad (W), Mumbai – 400095;

INDIA

Contact: Cell: 9870719628;

E Mail: pereiragreg1611@gmail.com

 

Copy to:  His Eminence, OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS, Archbishop of Mumbai; INDIA.

 

 

 

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