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Helping hand for non-English speakers in Church

In all churches of Mumbai, masses are celebrated in different regional languages like Marathi, Konkani, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, to name a few, as well as in Hindi. But no Mumbai churches keep celebrating masses in East Indian Marathi. East Indian Marathi is quite different from the Marathi, the kolis, and the Maharashtrians speak. It is a blend of pure Marathi and Portuguese. It’s high time masses are celebrated in East Indian Marathi too for the benefit of the East Indians who don’t know English. I hope the Archbishop of Mumbai, His Excellency Oswald Gracias reads my letter and gives a green signal to all the churches of Mumbai to celebrate masses in East Indian Marathi at least once a week on Sundays.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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