Pune: Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio,
Vatican Ambassador to India, has emphasised the need to add
social dimension to religion to enrich human life.
"Religion should seriously take up the social dimension
of human life. Only sincere dialogue between religions can
save our culture," he said while inaugurating the new
post-graduate block at Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth (JDV) here last
Pennacchio also attended an ecumenical prayer meeting
where he stressed on the progress in communion among churches
and efforts towards unity.
The academic block at JDV, a pontifical institution that
caters to the philosophical and religious formation of 750
Christian leaders, is dedicated to Father Joseph Neuner, a
During the prayer meeting Pennacchio conveyed the
Apostolic blessings of Pope Benedict XVI, according to a