As executive secretary of CCBI Commission for Clergy and the secretary of the Conference of the Diocesan Priests of India (CDPI), approved by the CCBI, I would like to register the gratitude of over 10.000 diocesan priests in India, whom the association represents, and their appreciation for the timely announcement of the Year for Priests.
We are all sure that this venture will usher in renewal in the life, ministry and holiness of priests, especially of the diocesan and pastoral clergy all over the world.
The CDPI (www.diocesanpriestsindia.org)is ready and is planning to make the year of priests significant for the Church in India and for the Universal Church. Thank you very much, beloved Holy Father!
Fr. Elias John Kulandai
Conference of Catholic Bishops of India