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QUINQUENNIAL COURSE

The customary Quinquennial course for the junior priests of our Congregation was conducted from February 16-18, at Divine Retreat Ashram Faridabad, Delhi. Very Rev. Fr. John Kandathinkara, the Provincial Superior of St. Thomas Province inaugurated the gathering. Prof. Richard Hay (Member of Parliament for Anglo-Indian Community), Justice Kurian Joseph (Judge of the Supreme Court of India) and Rev. Dr. Suresh Mathew OFM Cap (Chief Editor of Indian Currents) gave the input sessions. General Councilor Fr. George Vettaparambil was the Co-ordinator of the course. It was concluded with the trip to Taj Mahal, Agra. 63 priests participated in the gathering. Cordial thanks to Rev. Frs. Puthenpurackal John, Pallickamadam Joseph and Francis Karthanam of Divine Retreat Ashram Faridabad for the arrangements they did for the participants. Rev. Frs. Robin Kurichithara, Abraham Koonamplackil, Joseph Eluvathingal, and Denny Mandapathil organized the programme in a wonderful manner.