Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Sr. Maria Nirmalini, unanimously elected president of Conference of Religious in India, plans to encourage sisters to realize their strengths and assert their dignity as God's chosen women.
Weeks after a not-guilty verdict was pronounced in favor of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, assessments raise questions of fairness, influence and progress in the church's response to abuse accusations.
As India continued to experience violent protests against a controversial citizenship law, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said citizenship should never be based on a person's religion.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.