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Small faith communities should serve larger Church & society, Pope tells Indian bishops

Catholic World News - May 30, 2011

In a May 30 address to Catholic bishops from India, Pope Benedict XVI welcomed the growth of small Christian communities in that country, but added that the prayer of these small groups is “born of and leads back to the wellspring of grace found in the Church’s sacraments and her entire liturgical life.”

Speaking to the Indian bishops, who had completed their ad limina visits, the Pontiff said that the small groups—in which the faithful meet to pray and reflect of the Scriptures—should serve and strengthen the larger Catholic community. They should also be engaged in charitable work, he added, noting the considerable efforts of the Church in India in the fields of education, health care, and care for the poor.

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