His Beatitude Mar George Cardinal Alanchery was given a warm welcome by the priests and sisters of Sangli Mission and there after the missionary meet started at 10 am by lighting the lamp. Fr Jose Cheriampanattu welcomed all the dignitaries to the function. Fr George Kavukattu, one of the founding members of Sangli Mission shared about the hardships and difficulties he had to undergo in the initial stages of Sangli Mission and he is very happy to see Sangli Mission as a fully grown up tree, giving comfort to lakhs of people by Social work, pastoral care, education, special education etc.
His Beatitude Mar George Cardinal Alanchery, in his message appreciated the commitment and dedication of priests and sisters of Sangli Mission and Syro Malabar Church is proud to see the wonderful works done by the Sangli Mission. He urged the Missionaries not to be disappointed in the present situation where there are lot of oppositions and hardships. Thereafter many dignitaries felicitated the gathering and some of them shared their experience in Sangli Mission. It was a moment of gratitude and thanksgiving to the Almighty for showering His blessings upon Sangli Mission. 140 priests and 160 sisters attended the meeting
His Beatitude Mar George Cardinal Alencherry
Other Guests and dignitaries
His Excellency Mar Sebastian Vadakkel, Bishop of Ujjain
Hiss Excellency Mar Thomas Elavanal Bishop of Kalyan
Rev.Dr Kurian Ammanathukunnel, Director General of MST
Rev Dr Jose Cheriampanattu, Regional Direction Sangli Mission