2014-10-30 15:40:00

Snehalaya Family Service Centre of Bombay Archdiocese - part 1

Bombay Archdiocese in the western Indian city of Mumbai has a very effective network of family ministries run by the Snehalaya Family Service Centre.  What is Snehalaya today began as a counselling centre in 1967.  Its current director, Fr. Cajetan Menezes, also coordinates the family ministry of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia (which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahraian and Qatar) and also of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (comprising Yemen, Oman and UAE).   Fr. Menezes participated as a non-voting expert in the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which took place here in the Vatican, Oct. ‎‎5 ‎to 19, on the theme, “‎Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”.  At the end of the synod we caught up with him to know about the Indian family’s problems and the various programmes that the Snehalaya Family Service Centre runs.  He begins the first of this 2-part interview by explaining the typical problems of a Catholic family in the city of Mumbai.  Listen:

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