ASIA/INDIA - Catholic Bishops of India open news-website everything you ever wanted to know about the history, service and mission of India’s Catholic community

Friday, 1 October 2004

New Delhi (Fides Service) - The Media and Information Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India CBCI announced the launching of a news-website on October 1, 2004 to provide information on the Catholic faith, India’s Catholic community and its service to the country.
The CBCI news site provides information on the history of Christianity in India as well as the present day activities and services offered by Catholics of three Rites Latin, Syro Malabar and Syro Malankara living in this sub-continental country with its population of one billion.
The CBCI established a Public Relations Office in 1992, re-named Media and Information Office, to promote the Church’s active communication with the community through both secular and religious media. Its task is to project the authentic image of the Church, keep good relations with secular media and help spread respect for the values of human dignity, religious freedom and minority rights.
The site is easy to use, clear and attractive. Visitors will have no difficulty in finding what they are searching for. Offering information on the person of Jesus Christ and his message of Good New and peace for all mankind, the site explains that the Christian mission is simply to share this good news. Presenting the truth, the site aims to promote peace and tolerance and to clear the Church of the false image propagated by Hindi fundamentalist groups, which often accuse the Catholic community of using social services to mask activity of proselytism.
(PA) (Agenzia Fides 01/10/2004 Lines: 22 Words: 290)