Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara is the pride of the Catholic Church in India, said Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books on Blessed Fr Chavara, at Chavara Hills, the headquarters of the CMI order, here on Thursday.
The CMI and CMC orders have been rendering great service to the church in India, the Nuncio said.‘My Testament to You’ , the English version of the Malayalam book ‘Chavarul’ and ‘Lead Kindly Light’, the biography of Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara, were the two books released by the Nuncio.
Syro-Malabar Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alenchery and Cyriac Thomas received the first copies of the books.
Cardinal Mar George Alenchery, MGUformer Vice-Chancellor Cyriac Thomas, CMC superior general Sr Sancta Chavara, cultural centre director and Fr Roby Kannanchira spoke.