Some 235 bishops, members of the Catholic Bishop Conference of India (CBCI), will come together February 5-12 in Palai, Kerala, for their biennial meeting, few months ahead of the national elections.
bishops are to discuss the political stand the Church should take in
the coming Lok Sabha elections, Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Palai told
“The stand the Church should adopt in the
coming general elections will be discussed at the plenary meeting, which
will see the third biggest assembly of Catholic bishops in the world,"
said Bishop Kallarangatt, the newspaper reported.
elections, the bishops are expected to discuss the stand the Church in
Kerala needs to take on the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats
and various other socio political issues.
The participants for
the 31st national meeting include bishops of 165 dioceses, 12 auxiliary
bishops, two Kuria bishops and 56 retired bishops of the three ritual
Churches--the Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara and Latin churches across