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Sharing faith experiences – Cardinal Telesphore Toppo - II



Welcome to our special program on the Year of Faith, THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, a series on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. These are people who lived their ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. They are examples of great fortitude and virtue. Their unique stories inspire us to be rooted in our faith. God calls each one of us today to inspire our brothers and sisters and to be witnesses of our faith.
The Faithful Witness of this week is Cardinal Telesphore Toppo. He is the Cardinal-Archbishop of Ranchi Archdiocese in the Eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, and is the first Oraon Adivasi (tribal) Indian Cardinal. As a priest, bishop and Cardinal living and working among the mostly Tribal people, he faced many challenges in his life and mission.
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Our Faithful Witness of today, Cardinal Telesphore Toppo from India shares with us his faith experiences, inspirations, and the challenges he faced in his life and mission. Cardinal, we are very happy to have you with us today. Last week you shared with us your inspirations to priesthood.
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    Tell us how you share your faith with other people?
    What do you think of the future of the Catholic Church?
    Pope Benedict XVI said last year that two major challenges for pastors today is pastoral care and preaching of the gospel. your comments.
    What about ‘preaching of the Gospel’ in the Indian situation?
    There is a general perception that youth are away from the church today. Is it true in your Archdiocese?

Thank you Cardinal. That was Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, Cardinal-Archbishop of Ranchi Archdiocese, India sharing his faith experiences.
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You have been listening to THE FAITHFUL WITNESS our weekly series based on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. Our faithful witness today has been Cardinal Telesphore Toppo from India. If you have a faith experience to share with us, let us know. Visit our website radiovaticana.va. By P.J. Joseph SJ
FRIDAY, 17 May 2013




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