Bishops in India Launch Catholic Internet Site

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NEW DELHI, OCT. 21, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) is giving visibility to the life and mission of the Church in their country and the world through a new Internet site.



The site gathers and diffuses up-to-date information on the Indian Catholic community, as well as on the history, activities, and mission of Catholics of the three rites -- Latin, Syro-Malabar, and Syro-Malankara -- who live in this country of one billion inhabitants, the majority of whom are Hindu.

In addition, the new Web page offers links to documents of the Holy See, of the CBCI itself, to a photographic archive and to a list of Catholics in India in the process of canonization.

The page is an initiative of the CBCI's Media and Information Office. With simple surfing, one can access information that facilitates understanding of the nature and mission of the Church in India.

The purpose of the site is to make available appropriate information for all, both faithful as well as non-Christians. A main criticism received by the Church in India comes from Hindu fundamentalists who falsely accuse the Church of carrying out proselytism "disguised" as social service.

The new site may be visited at www.theindiancatholic.com.