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India: bishop sees increased education, devotion in diocese

Catholic World News - September 19, 2011

A bishop in western India has told Aid to the Church in Need that as the lay faithful have become more highly educated, religious practice has increased.

“I was a priest in this region in the 1980s,” recalls Bishop Lourdes Daniel of Nashik. “Back then we never heard about business degrees – MBAs – and IT [information technology].”

“But now people are much better educated and every second person you speak to is involved in IT. And yet their faith is very strong and more go to church. The churches are full, especially on Sundays. Whenever you ask young people to do something for Church, they are very happy to do it.”

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