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CRI Bellary Celebrates Golden Jubilee; Vows to “Recover the Joy of the Gospel”

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altBELLARY, MARCH 2 (Sr. Nirmala msc): Large number of Religious women and men attended the golden jubilee celebration of Conference of Religious of India, on Sunday, March 2, at the Bellary Bishop’s House.

They also reflected on the Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel” on the occasion.


Bishop Henry D' Souza presented the highlights and the main thrusts of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. He also sensitized the religious to the pastoral implications of the exhortation.  


The religious women and men committed themselves to recover the original freshness of the Gospel and to keep their institutions and residences more open to people.


They also committed themselves to ensure that no Catholic child and poor are kept away from the institutions.

The religious also decided to promote youth and family apostolate through family visits and promotion of Small Christian Communities in parishes. 

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