Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cardinal Ivan Dias' Farewell Message

Excerpts from Cardinal Ivan Dias' Farewell Message on June 25, 2006

MUMBAI: Cardinal Ivan Dias at the Farewell in Bombay Archdiocese

  • I have a dream : that this wonderful megapolis of Mumbai and the whole Indian sub continent may progress and flourish in human, humane and spiritual values, and that their overall progress which may be gauged, not so much by the economic sensex, but rather by the rise and fall of their civic sense and moral values.

  • MUMBAI: Cardinal Ivan Dias at the Farewell in Bombay Archdiocese

  • I have a dream : that India may have the abundance, not only of political parties and politicians but, above all, of statesmen and women, who are outstanding in moral integrity, who place the well being of the whole nation before their personal, party and petty interests, who are known for the nobility of their intentions and their selfless love for the poor and the marginalised; persons who are ever alert and ready to combat the three evils which pose a constant threat to our beloved Bharat Mata: communalism, casteism and corruption.

  • MUMBAI: Cardinal Ivan Dias at the Farewell in Bombay Archdiocese

  • I have a dream : that the thirst of India's teeming millions who seek to be led " from untruth to truth, from darkness to light, and from death to immorality" (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 1.3.28), may be quenched at the divine fountain of living waters, Jesus Christ Our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and the Light of the World. Yes, Christ loves India and India needs Christ.

  • MUMBAI: Cardinal Ivan Dias at the Farewell in Bombay Archdiocese

    Picture Courtesy: Bombay Archdiocese
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    1 comment:

    Konkani Catholics said...

    Gashwin Gomes at Maior autem his est caritas has quite a few photos of the farewell here, here and here.