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Mumbai priest’s efforts to bring “Laudato Sì” in people’s live‎

Fr. Magi Murzello  - RV

Fr. Magi Murzello - RV

01/07/2016 15:48

A priest in the western Indian Archdiocese of Bombay is committed to bringing in the life of the faithful the environmental encyclical of Pope Francis, “Laudato Si.”  Fr. Magi Murzello, the new rector of St. Andrews College in Bandra, in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), describes himself as eco-friendly.  The priest who has a doctorate in Environmental Sciences, intends "to translate into a creative and pedagogical manner, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì" including its content in the worship and devotional practices.  Fr. Magi conducted a ‘Stations of the Cross” focussing on issues of environmental degradation, which led to a discussion on "Do not waste God’s gifts" and ended with the cleaning of a beach.  He explained to Vatican’s Fides news agency that he wants to deepen the different chapters of Laudato Sì, to raise awareness in all the people of God on issues such as dialogue, integral ecology, ecological spirituality, transparency and thanksgiving.  St. Andrews College is a place frequented not only by Catholics but also by people of other religions. (Source: Fides)

01/07/2016 15:48