Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rt. Bishop Thomas Macwan meets the Holy Father Pope Francis

Dear Fathers, Sisters, Brothers and People of God,

I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to meet the Holy Father Pope Francis and spend few moments with him in person. My joy had no bounds as I stood before the Vicar of Christ! It was like meeting Christ

Rev. Fr. V.G. Dhas, our diocesan priest, serving in the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith was the person, who had arranged this meeting with the Holy Father during the General Audience on 4th June, 2014. I sincerely thank him for this service. I was privileged to sit at a very close distance facing the Holy Father for almost 1 and 1/2 hours. 

The few moments I got to talk to him personally, gave me the opportunity to communicate your love, goodwill and support to our beloved Pope. I requested him to bless me and all the people of Gujarat, which he willingly did. In the end he said, “Pray for me.” At this juncture I handed him two beautiful stoles prepared by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Gomtipur as a gift from the Diocese.

The Holy Father is a precious gift and great blessing to the Universal Church and a great leader of mankind. He is the extension of Christ on Earth. He is working hard to bring about a sea change in the Church and Society. We fully cooperate with him in this noble and difficult task. We also pray for him daily as per his request.

Wishing you God’s blessings!

Yours devotedly in Christ 

   + Thomas Macwan 
Bishop of Ahmedabad 


5 Add comments:

  1. My hearty congratulations to our beloved bishop Thomas Macwan.
    Fr. S. Jayaraj, Austria

  2. thanks for posting Bishop's Message.Pl put Dharma Setu,a diocesan news letter June 2014 if possible.

  3. Congrates dear lordship,
    And thanks to fr v g das , pleas publisbh this news in doot.
    francis bruno.

  4. Hearty Congratulations to His Lordship Bishop Thomas !

    I can imagine the the precious moments of your meeting the Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis.

    You rightly expressed that it was like meeting Christ. Thanks for bringing His blessings and communicating our love, support and prayers from the Church of Gujarat.

    Thanks for your blessings n prayers,
    Kokila - Lambhvel (Anand-Gamdi Parish)

  5. Great joy!!!
    God Bless.
    From Mexico... Jesus Pelayo and family


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