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Canonical Office giving professional services coming up in Pune
By BIS correspondent
Kolkata, Mar. 10. A Canonical Office, the first of its kind in India, is going to be opened in Pune very shortly. The Office, primarily at the service of dioceses and religious institutes in the country, is the brainchild of Fr Michael Fernandes, SDB, former Provincial Superior of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, who will be its CEO.
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Fr. Michael Fernandes (Left) with Fr. Pascual Chavez, Rector Major (Right).

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THARAKAN John India Mumbai
March 11, 2014

Good Venture. My only question would be: will this be post Pope Francis or pre-pope Francis? Will it be pro-gospel of washing the feet and being the least, or would be in promotion of the hierarchy? Would it be for the the anawim or the am'hares or in support of the powers that be? If there is any institution in the catholic church that is farthest from the 'mind of Christ' that is Canon Law! My humble opinion. We could strengthen the hands of Pope Francis in so many ways. Fr. PT taught me Canon Law. He wanted us to know it so that we could help people in need. He had a pastoral heart! Our superiors have made the vow of obedience. Hence we have confidence in making our vows to them. I saw a threatening letter from one 'superior' to his confrere. Who will be helped by this Canonical Office. The underdog does not find a mention in the list of services. TD John


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