AOCC helps clear Late Fr.Hugh Fonseca’s Name

Association Of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) apreciates the belowmentioned Statement on late Fr Hugh Fonseca issued by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracas in The Examiner.
AOCC , upset that a personal letter between a Cardinal & his fellowpriest was leaked & was being circulated via email globally, had brought the same to the notice of His Eminence & the laity & had sought action on the leak. The said email found its way to India from US.
AOCC is glad to have been a part in ensuring that Justice be given to a priest even after his death.
Judith Monteiro

Statement on late Fr. Hugh Fonseca

posted Jun 21, 2012 10:31 AM by the Examiner

I was surprised and pained to learn that a letter of mine to our late Fr Hugh Fonseca was being circulated abroad and then recently by some groups here.
I had written this letter to Fr Hugh asking for an explanation, because I had received some reports which needed clarification. This was a private letter between the Archbishop and his priest. I had subsequently met Fr Hugh Fonseca several times to discuss the matters I had raised in my letter to him.
Since the letter is being circulated, and some rumours are afloat, I write to state that I was fully satisfied that Fr Hugh did not use any of the Offices he held for his personal advantage. It would be wrong to insinuate that he received any monetary benefit from his transactions as Parish Priest. I am saddened that there are these rumours about a dedicated priest after his death. As his Archbishop, I state that our late Fr Hugh Fonseca has always been held in high esteem by me for his integrity, commitment and selfless service to the poor.
+ Oswald Cardinal Gracias
 Archbishop of Bombay
June 18, 2012
( Also carried in The Examiner issue dated June 18, 2012  Page  16 – Notes & Comments )

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4 Responses to AOCC helps clear Late Fr.Hugh Fonseca’s Name

  1. andrea says:

    Praise the Lord

  2. andrealobo says:

    Thank you dear members of the AOCC for the good work.

  3. Bruno Fernandes says:

    Well on the hindside its seems OK, Yet it was a shock to have read the contents of the letter written by Cardinal Oswald Gracias. Now with his statement he is only cosmetically dressing up the scared face. Shameful, very shameful.
    I am told thru inner circles that this email was leaked out from the office of the Archbishop and if this is correct, its clear that there is a internal conflict of interest within his office. The person who originally sent the email is from Mahim itself and Cardinal should be aware of him or the local parish priest should have known him well as he had some connections with the School, may be Bishops Agnelo Gracias or Bishop Bosco Penha may throw some more light.
    Shameful cardinal, seems there are moles in your office and your are not aware.

  4. Yes, I have been following this issue for a long time.Its you people from the AOCC who have cleared the name of our Dear Fr Hugh Fonseca. We need more people and more units like you to take up issues with the catholic church.The administration of the Catholic Church at Bombay has reached its lowest level. The Cardinal and his Bishops need to answer and not give silly answers. Thre people are angry and the bubble will burst soon.

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