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          • COMMUNIO

            Communio is an initiative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) since 2018, to assist, support, and sustain all our Dioceses and Religious Congregations working in rural and mission areas in their pastoral ministry.

    • What we do
          • PRAYER

          • Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you!” (3 Jn 2). The understanding of our rootedness in God enables our hearts connected in prayer for one another.

          • SOLIDARITY

          • By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (Jn 13:35). The identity of Christian discipleship unfolds in love.

          • MISSION

          • How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news?” (Rm 10:15). We, who are called in baptism, are constantly sent forth in mission, that we may reach out to everyone in need.

    • Vision and Mission
          • VISION

          • Hearts in Prayer, Minds in Mission, and Hands in Solidarity.

          • MISSION

          • To enkindle the Catholic Church in India with zeal for faith formation and proclamation, that being empowered in self-sufficiency and self-reliance, the Catholic faithful will collaborate for creative synergy in the peripheries of mission.

          • OBJECTIVES

          • To build a culture of sharing among the Catholic faithful in order to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need…

    • History
          • ESTABLISHMENT OF CCBI

            The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), established in 1988, after the launch of the National Pastoral Plan in 2013, conceived the idea at different stages, and Communio saw its light in 2016, at the XXIX Plenary Assembly held in Bhopal. The celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (8 Dec 2015 to 20 Nov 2016) announced by our Holy Father Pope Francis.

    • Team
          • President, CCBI

            Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão
            Chairman, Communio

          • Vice President, CCBI

            Most Rev. George Antonysamy
            Member, Communio

          • Secretary General, CCBI

            Most Rev. Anil Couto
            Member, Communio

          • Deputy Secretary General, CCBI

            Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara
            Director, Communio

        • SUVARTA

        • Being nourished by the Word of God, the faithful walk an extra mile to feed the other with the life-giving word. It is high time that the ‘gospel poverty’ ended.

        • CATECHESIS

        • The one who is fed with the word of God needs the sustenance, and this is done through catechesis, where an individual grows and matures in Catholic faith.

        • FORMATION

        • A lay person who volunteers, a religious brother / sister / father who professes vows, and a priest who is ordained have longer years of formation.
        • MOVEMENTS

        • Led by the Spirit, the Church moves to the realms of divine enlightenment, education, healthcare, social work, and ecological care, involving everyone.
        • INITIATIVES

        • We begin small, and we begin now. Any initiative, individual or collective, will wipe the tear from our neighbour in need.
        • DONATE FOR A CAUSE

        • Be a mouth that proclaims the Word, a finger that leads one to Jesus, a hand that helps a formee, a leg that walks a mile with a missionary, and give an embrace to a new initiative.

        • A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

        • You want to be remembered? Always? Leave a legacy. In making a missionary dream come true, you live an unlived mission.

        • SPONSOR A CANDIDATE

        • The priests and the religious are ours. Fill their hands today that they may bless us tomorrow. Adopt – Accompany a Seminarian – to the Altar!

        • SUPPORT A MISSION

        • Lay a brick. Make a roof. Light a candle. Educate a child. Empower a woman. Accompany an elderly. Comfort the sick. Lend a hand to our mission.

        • VOLUNTEER

        • You have time and energy. We are in need and nurture. Walk out of your comfort zone to experience the challenges of mission.

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    • Who we are
          • COMMUNIO

            Communio is an initiative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) since 2018, to assist, support, and sustain all our Dioceses and Religious Congregations working in rural and mission areas in their pastoral ministry.

    • What we do
          • PRAYER

          • Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you!” (3 Jn 2). The understanding of our rootedness in God enables our hearts connected in prayer for one another.

          • SOLIDARITY

          • By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (Jn 13:35). The identity of Christian discipleship unfolds in love.

          • MISSION

          • How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news?” (Rm 10:15). We, who are called in baptism, are constantly sent forth in mission, that we may reach out to everyone in need.

    • Vision and Mission
          • VISION

          • Hearts in Prayer, Minds in Mission, and Hands in Solidarity.

          • MISSION

          • To enkindle the Catholic Church in India with zeal for faith formation and proclamation, that being empowered in self-sufficiency and self-reliance, the Catholic faithful will collaborate for creative synergy in the peripheries of mission.

          • OBJECTIVES

          • To build a culture of sharing among the Catholic faithful in order to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need…

    • History
          • ESTABLISHMENT OF CCBI

            The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), established in 1988, after the launch of the National Pastoral Plan in 2013, conceived the idea at different stages, and Communio saw its light in 2016, at the XXIX Plenary Assembly held in Bhopal. The celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (8 Dec 2015 to 20 Nov 2016) announced by our Holy Father Pope Francis.

    • Team
          • President, CCBI

            Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão
            Chairman, Communio

          • Vice President, CCBI

            Most Rev. George Antonysamy
            Member, Communio

          • Secretary General, CCBI

            Most Rev. Anil Couto
            Member, Communio

          • Deputy Secretary General, CCBI

            Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara
            Director, Communio

        • SUVARTA

        • Being nourished by the Word of God, the faithful walk an extra mile to feed the other with the life-giving word. It is high time that the ‘gospel poverty’ ended.

        • CATECHESIS

        • The one who is fed with the word of God needs the sustenance, and this is done through catechesis, where an individual grows and matures in Catholic faith.

        • FORMATION

        • A lay person who volunteers, a religious brother / sister / father who professes vows, and a priest who is ordained have longer years of formation.
        • MOVEMENTS

        • Led by the Spirit, the Church moves to the realms of divine enlightenment, education, healthcare, social work, and ecological care, involving everyone.
        • INITIATIVES

        • We begin small, and we begin now. Any initiative, individual or collective, will wipe the tear from our neighbour in need.
        • DONATE FOR A CAUSE

        • Be a mouth that proclaims the Word, a finger that leads one to Jesus, a hand that helps a formee, a leg that walks a mile with a missionary, and give an embrace to a new initiative.

        • A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

        • You want to be remembered? Always? Leave a legacy. In making a missionary dream come true, you live an unlived mission.

        • SPONSOR A CANDIDATE

        • The priests and the religious are ours. Fill their hands today that they may bless us tomorrow. Adopt – Accompany a Seminarian – to the Altar!

        • SUPPORT A MISSION

        • Lay a brick. Make a roof. Light a candle. Educate a child. Empower a woman. Accompany an elderly. Comfort the sick. Lend a hand to our mission.

        • VOLUNTEER

        • You have time and energy. We are in need and nurture. Walk out of your comfort zone to experience the challenges of mission.

        • Contact Us-megamenu

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Our Location

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Who We Are

Communio is an initiative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) since 2018, to assist, support, and sustain all our Dioceses and Religious Congregations working in rural and mission areas in their pastoral ministry. We assure building Catholic communities by transforming interdependence to solidarity.

What We Do

We encourage every Catholic to pray for missions and our missionaries. We facilitate the formation of Missionary Disciples, who live the joy of the Gospel.

Prayer
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you!” (3 Jn 2). The understanding of our rootedness in God enables our hearts connected in prayer for one another. We encourage every Catholic to pray for missions and our missionaries.
Solidarity
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (Jn 13:35). The identity of Christian discipleship unfolds in love, through which we, in our openness, contribute with our hands. We enable everyone to generously contribute for the evangelization ministry of the Church.
Mission
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news?” (Rm 10:15). We, who are called in baptism, are constantly sent forth in mission, that with cultivated minds we may reach out to everyone in need. We facilitate the formation of Missionary disciples, who live the joy of the Gospel.

We Assure

We enable everyone to generously contribute
for the evangelization ministry of the Church

Hearts in Prayer, Minds in Mission, and Hands in Solidarity.

To enkindle the Catholic Church in India with zeal for faith formation and proclamation, that being empowered in self-sufficiency and self-reliance, the Catholic faithful will collaborate for creative synergy in the peripheries of mission.

  • To build a culture of sharing among the Catholic faithful in order to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need.
  • To encourage the faithful to pray, and to support the missions and the missionaries, and to promote vocations to consecrated life.
  • To inspire the lay faithful to volunteer to work in mission areas.
  • To envisage the formation of our people as missionary disciples.

History

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), established in 1988, after the launch of the National Pastoral Plan in 2013, conceived the idea at different stages, and ‘Communio’ saw its light in 2017, at the XXIX Plenary Assembly held in Bhopal.

The celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (8 Dec 2015 to 20 Nov 2016) announced by our Holy Father Pope Francis, and the canonisation Mother Teresa of Kolkata, a model of mercy and compassion, propelled the launch.

This historical decision to begin ‘Communio’ to help poor dioceses and religious congregations working in the missions was taken when the Executive Committee members of the CCBI gathered at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, on 20 September 2016.

The first Communio Sunday was observed at the national level on 2 December 2018, the First Sunday of Advent. ‘Communio’was registered as a legal entity in 2021.

Former Office-bearers

Cardinal Oswald Gracias

Chairman
2017-2019

Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão

Chairman
2017 – till date

Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara

National Director
2017 – till date

The Communio is an endeavour of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, which has 132 dioceses,
and 190 active and emeriti bishops, that form a plenary assembly. The Executive Committee, consisting of the office-bearers
of the Conference, the metropolitans, and the chairmen of the CCBI commissions, acts as the administrative board.
The office-bearers of the CCBI form the administrative team of Communio.

President, CCBI
Chairman, Communio

Vice President, CCBI
Member, Communio

Secretary General, CCBI
Member, Communio

Deputy Secretary General, CCBI
Director, Communio

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