Relations between the Bible Society of India and the Catholic Church is growing stronger with the release of the trial version of the four Gospels in Kannada (CL), which is a joint venture project on Re-editing Interconfessional Kannada Bible (CL) on July 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm at the Ascention Church Hall at Da Costa Square, St. Thomas Town, Bangalore – 560084.
The Bible Society of India and the Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops’ Council had signed a Memorundum of Understanding for this partnership project on July 19, 2021 after several rounds of meetings of the Steering Committee representing both the BSI and the Catholic Church under the leadership of His Grace Archbishop Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore and Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko, the General Secretary and the CEO of the Bible Society of India. We truly are thankful to their leadership for being the driving force for this partnership project. The reediting work has been taken up by the Translation Core Team with good knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Kannada languages from both the insitutions. Their commitment and expertise of the needed languages and the software technological application has helped the translator core team to work within a stipulated time frame for the trial version of the four Gospels for the release.
In the presence of His Excellency Bishop K. William K.A., Chairman of the KRCBC Bible Commission, Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko, General Secretary, BSI, Members of the KRCBC Bishops’ Council, the Steering Committee Members, Translation Core team, Senior Management Team of the Bible Society of India, a few special invitees, the Four Gospels Trial Version was released by His Grace Archbishop Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore. This Trial Version will be sent out to Theologians, Pastors, Professors of Kannada Language, Lay committed readers from both the Catholic Church and the Protestant Church for their review.
We are thankful to God for the partnership engagement of the Catholic Church and the Bible Society of India for this noble and important project. We seek your prayer support for the completion of the Re-edited Interconfessional Kannada Bible (CL) for the Church and the Kannada speaking community world wide as per scheduled.