Cardinal Gracias

OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS, ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY APPOINTED TO ROMAN ROTA- GCIC congratulates Champion of the persecuted in India for his achievement

Pope Francis has granted the title of Lawyer of the Roman Rota to Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay, India.The Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) congratulates His Eminence on his prestigious appointment to the Roman Rota by Pope.


Cardinal Gracias reiterates support for Kandhamal martyrs during the riots against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa

Bhopal: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, on February 5 favored the demand to declare as martyrs Catholics killed in the anti-Christian violence in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.


Bollywood actor apologizes to Catholics after cardinal’s caution

Mumbai: A Bollywood actor on Sunday apologized for hurting Catholic sentiments after Cardinal Oswald Gracias urged him to refrain from making flippant remarks.

“It is expected that a reputed actor like Hrithik Roshan would be careful in his remarks and be sensitive to the feelings of the community,” Cardinal Gracias said in a statement on April 2.


Cardinal Gracias favors martyr status for Kandhamal victims

Mumbai: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay and one of the eight key advisers of Pope Francis, wants the Church in India to initiate a process to declare as martyrs those killed during an anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, Odisha, eastern India.Gloobal council of Indian Christians(GCIC) relentlessly campaigned from 2007 December 25th for justice for Kandhamal victims and protested infront of Parliament with 72 victims of Kandhamal violence