CBCI to explore Church’s response to socio-political landscape, AI impact

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Bengaluru, Jan 30: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), which is holding its 36th General Body Meeting in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Januray 31, will be deliberating on Indian Catholic Church’s response to the current socio-political landscape and the impact of Artificial Intelligence.

The CBCI general body meeting being held at St John’s Medical College Auditorium will be inaugurated by His Excellency Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal,

Around 175 Bishops from across India are expected to participate in the general body meeting, which serves as a crucial forum for Bishops to collectively discern and strategize responses to religious, social, and national issues. The CBCI also aims to address challenges and contribute to the welfare of communities across India.

Addressing a press conference on the eve of the general body meeting, the CBCI President Most Rev Dr Andrew Thazath, Most Rev Joseph Mar Thomas, Vice President, Rev Fr Jervis, Deputy Secretary General, Msgr S Jayanathan, Vicar General of Bangalore Archdiocese and Rev Fr Robinson Rodrigues, CBCI PRO, said the theme of the general body meeting aligns with the message of Pope Francis for the World Communication Day and highlights Church’s commitment to engaging with the current issues.

The deliberations will devote attention on the present status of Manipur and examine the overall situation of Christians in the country.

His Grace Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, will be delivering his insights on the Benefits and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence on February 2.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop Linus Neli, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Fr Joe Xavier, SJ, Fr Selvakumar, SDB, and Robin Christopher will be the other distinguished speakers.

Elections for the CBCI office bearer will he held on February 6.




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