This article by the Union of Catholic Asian News reports on the efforts of Catholic priests to help Mumbai come to terms with last week’s terrorist attacks.

Auxiliary Bishop Bosco Penha of Mumbai, who is temporarily overseeing the archdiocese while Cardinal Oswald Garcias recovers from cancer surgery, told UCAN that at Sunday Masses Nov. 30, archdiocesan priests sought to “make sense of the bloody tragedy.”

Bishop Penha’s own Nov. 30 sermon focused on peace and hope in the context of Advent, which he called “a season of hope in a world torn with revenge, despair and despondency.”

— Tom McFeely