Goan artists bridged Christianity and Hinduism: Archbishop Filipe Neri

November 26, 2014 by  
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Indian Christian Art ExhibitionOld Goa, November 26, 2014: Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao, who opened the Indian Christian Art Exhibition on the premises of Se Cathedral in Old Goa yesterday, said Goan artists helped bridge Christianity and eastern religions.

“This inter-religious dialogue was actively promoted by the likes of Angelo da Fonseca and Angela Trindade, both from Goa through their art, a bridge of understanding between Christianity and eastern, particularly, Indian religions,” the archbishop said according to a report in the Times of India.

The exhibition highlights the images created by the late Goan artists Angelo da Fonseca and Angela Trindade, apart from Alfred Thomas, Sr Genevieve SMMI and Sr Claire SMMI.

The exhibition is conducted by Art-i, Christian Artists’ Forum, Art-i established by the Office for Social Communications, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, Delhi.

Fr Dominic Alvares SFX welcoming the archbishop and the dignitaries, said that the Indian Christian Artists’ Forum has found a great patron in Ferrao in promoting the Indian images of Christ and the Goa archdiocese should lead other dioceses of India in promoting Indian Christian Art.

The co-ordinator of Indian Christian Artists’ Forum, Art-i, Fr Paul Kattukaran presented an Indian image of Christ “My Guru” done by the late Goan artist Angelo da Fonseca as a token of inculturating Christian faith in India.

The exhibition will be open from 9am to 7pm everyday till the last day of the Exposition of the Sacred Relics of Saint Francis Xavier; January 4, 2015.

– ucan

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