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Indian cardinal lauds 'small Christian communities' as evangelical option

Catholic World News - November 25, 2013

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India has praised the work of small Christian communities, suggesting that they may fulfill the vision of Pope Francis for a livelier evangelical spirit in the Catholic Church.

Cardinal Gracias—who is one of the 8 members of the Commission of Cardinals advising the Pope on Church reforms—said that small Christian communities “have the power to transform the Church from an inward-looking community to an out-reaching Church, through a gift of love.” He was speaking at an event focused on small Christian communities, as the Church in India observed the closing of the Year of Faith.

The formation of small Christian communities has sometimes caused controversy within the Church, as the lay-oriented groups have been seen as resistant to the hierarchical structure of the Church.

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