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CRI begins celebrations of 50 golden years



06 November, 2013 - The celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Conference of Religious India - CRI, began on Wednesday 6th November in Guwahati, North East India. Some 500 Major Superiors from across the country are attending the event that concludes on Saturday 9th Nov. It will be a large family gathering celebrating 50 golden years of heroism, hope and humble service. During the 4-day event they will discuss challenges to be faced. They will also reflect together on the meaning and priorities of Religious life, the challenges it faces today, leadership and the role of women in the church. CRI National president Fr.V.M. Thomas and CRI National Secy. Fr. Joe Mannath, both Salesians, said the event will have a tremendous impact to bring about a real change in the world of religious and will empower them to be enthusiastic and daring to face challenges they meet. The event will conclude with a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Archbishop Salvatore Pennachio, Apostolic Nuncio to India.
CRI, officially instituted in 1963, has a membership of 822 Major Superiors belonging to 334 Congregations, representing 1,15,587 religious men and women of India.Source: CRI




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