Indian directory a point for meaning of catechesis and evangelisation

Catechesis and evangelisation are vocations for all Christians, an Indian catechetics conference has been told.

Opening the conference in Chennai, at which the National Catechetical Directory was presented, Simdega’s Bishop Vincent Barwa said: “A Christian has a big heart, ready to bring the message of salvation to every corner of the world. We ask God to transform our hearts in order to accomplish the mission of catechesis and evangelization entrusted to each of us, by virtue of our baptismal call”.

The directory, which India’s bishops approved earlier this year and which the Salesian Fr Jayapalan Raphael has called “a milestone in the history of catechesis in India”, contains rules, principles, and guidelines for effective catechesis in an Indian context.