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The division is because of differences in the 'theological perspective' of each group, says Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay

Left-Right divide in church 'no cause for alarm in Asia'

Cardinal Oswald Gracias speaks to at his room inside the Catholic Bishops Conference of India's headquarters in New Delhi. ( photo)

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The Left-Right divide within the Catholic hierarchy stems from a difference in theological perspectives and although the trend is now seeping into the Asian church, there is no cause for alarm, says Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay.

The Indian cardinal is among nine cardinals Pope Francis assigned to help reform the Roman Curia and the administration of the Catholic Church.

In Asia, "there are elements swinging to the Left and swinging to the Right, quite convinced among themselves to be protectors of the church. All are loyal Catholics," said Cardinal Gracias.

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