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Cardinal Toppo meets with fellow tribals in Rome

Updated: November 22, 2010 04:19 AM GMT
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VATICAN CITY: Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo celebrated his silver jubilee as Ranchi archbishop with other tribal people in Rome on Nov. 21. The Jesuit curia adjacent to the St Peter’s Square hosted the All India Tribal  Association meet to felicitate the cardinal who was in Rome for the consistory, as sole representative of the Indian Church. “Whatever God does, he does it for our good, and he does it well,” he said to 25 priests and 35 nuns during a Mass in Hindi language. He also  urged them to be always thankful to God. Cardinal Toppo, 71, was ordained a priest  in 1969, became Ranchi archbishop in 1985 and a cardinal in 2003. He is also a member of the Cardinals’ Commission for the Vigilance of the Vatican bank, the Pontifical Commission for Culture and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. ZY12079.1629

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