Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Council of Bishops of M.P. came together on 7th August at Pastoral centre to discuss on various issues pertaining to the Catholic Church in Madhya Pradesh and it came to an end on 9th August at 1 pm with lunch.
Bishops of nine dioceses were present for the Press Conference. They are Archbishop Leo Cornelio SVD, Bhopal, Bishop Gerald Almeida, Jabalpur, Bishop James Athikalam MST, Sagar, Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal SVD, Indore, Bishop Thomas Thennatt, Gwalior, Bishop Joseph Kodakallil, Satna, Bishop Sebastian Vadakkel, Ujjain, Bishop A. A. Durairaj SVD, Khandwa, Bishop Basil Bhuria, Jhabua.
During the meeting the Council of Religious India (CRI) met all the bishops and shed their concerns and suggestions to collaborate and work in a better way so that the purpose and the goal of the Church would be met.
On the last day the directors of different commissions in Madhya Pradesh (Women, Laity, Family, Youth, Communication, Bible, Ecumenism and Dialogue, Education, Public Relations, Catechetical and proclamation etc..) presented their annual report followed by the challenges and constraints they face in the commissions.
A press meet was called by The Council of Bishop of M.P. (CBMP) on 9 August at 12.30 pm to interact with media persons on various currents issues affecting the Church and its community.