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The Contribution of Valerian Cardinal Gracias to Society and Church

Authors: Dr. Melanie Stephen Fernandes and Fr. Joseph Velinkar

9789386301925 | PB | pp. 252 | 2018 | CinnamonTeal Publishing

This book is about the most eminent Indian churchman of modern times, who molded the Bombay diocese, the Indian Church and indeed the country so sharply that he verily transformed it.

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This book is about the most eminent Indian churchman of modern times, who molded the Bombay diocese, the Indian Church and indeed the country so sharply that he verily transformed it. The organization of 38th International Eucharistic Congress was his greatest achievement. His presence on the scene has been so dynamic that the Church in India, and even India for that matter, will never be the same again. A pauper from an early age, who relied solely on his widowed mother, he rose to great heights, despite a few breakdowns caused by people around him, befriending Popes, Presidents and Prime Ministers, and becoming the first Indian Cardinal of India.

Additional information

Authors:

Dr. Melanie Stephen Fernandes
Fr. Joseph Velinkar

ISBN:

9789386301925

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

252

Year of Publication:

2018

Publisher:

CinnamonTeal Publishing

Edition:

First

About the Authors

Dr. Melanie Stephen Fernandes is a music teacher, who has taught in prestigious schools like Cathedral and John Connon High School and St. Anne’s, Fort, Mumbai. She studied for her B.A at Sophia College, Mumbai and obtained her piano degree from Trinity College of Music, London. An avid reader, she is equally passionate about teaching and animals.

Joseph Velinkar, of Goan origin, was born in Mumbai and moved about in India and abroad for his studies: Mumbai, Pune, Kodaikanal, Barcelona, LIsbon, Rome and the U.S, ending with a Master’s in Ancient Indian Culture and a Doctorate in History, both from the Bombay University. He has taught at the Holy Family College (Andheri), St. Pius College (Goregaon), St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai) and St. Gonsalo Garcia College (Vasai)

He has been the director of Heras Institute (Mumbai) and Principal of t. Gonsalo Garcia College. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi

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