The CBCI representatives on Tuesday met the Indian Prime Minister at his office in the Parliament in New Delhi to discuss issues related to the Christian Community in the country.
Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Cardinal George Alancherry, the Major Archbishop of the Syro Malabar Church and Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the President of CCBI, submitted requests for taking immediate steps for the release of Fr. Tom Uzhunallil who is in captivity since March 2016.
The Prime Minister has assured the team of the necessary and immediate actions to be taken for the same. He has also informed the cardinals that the government holds a favourable attitude towards the visit of Pope Francis in India. The team has assured the Prime Minister that the Christian Churches will continue their support towards the integral growth of the nation.