Regional pastoral conference underway

GUWAHATI (Assam), Sep 11: The three-day North East India Annual Regional Pastoral Conference got underway at the North East Diocesan Social Forum here on 10 September.
The conference was inaugurated by archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong.
The archbishop, who also is the president of the North East Regional Bishop’s Council, urged the delegates from across the Northeast and resource persons and observers from around the country attending conference to “have honest discussions on the theme ‘Christian response to the emerging socio-political situation’ in India in particular and the Northeast in general.
“We are going through a challenging time that needs a good Christian response,” he said.
The highlight of the conference this year is that it is the first time that delegates from other church denominations have become part of this regional gathering.
Rev Thomas Pullopillil of the Bongaigaon diocese presented the theme and gave a brief introduction on the Christian presence in India and in the Northeast.
Guwahati archbishop emeritus Rev Thomas Menamparambil released his new book ‘Stored Anger’ on the occasion.