I have attached below a letter written by the Parish Priest refusing permission for an open air mass as per the instructions of the Bishop.
The Bishop in question has not been named in his said letter, but it is reliably learnt that the the Bishop in Charge is Dominic Savio Fernandes.
Now the same Bishop celebrated an open air mass in Willingdon Gymkhana for the rich and famous on 3rd December 2013.
My question is why should the Church differentiate between two sets of persons?
One set who are members of a grotto committee and recite the nouvena in the month of September and the other a set of the Mumbai’s Catholic elite who have a greater celebration after the mass.
Why is this sort of untouchability being practised in the Mumbai Archdiocese?
Why does the Archdiocese not make a statement on this issue of Outdoor masses ?
Now see the photographs and convince your self how the Bishop celebrates outdoor masses for the select few.