In Bombay, Museum of Christian Art is opened
In Bombay, India opened its first museum of Christian art.
Among the exhibits there are manuscripts of the Bible, religious books of different ages, crosses, liturgical utensils, altars, vestments, sculptures and paintings.
The oldest exhibits have been dated from the XVI century.
A separate exhibition is dedicated to the emergence and the history of Christianity in Bombay and other cities and countries.
The museum has an amphitheater, which offers the opportunity to watch films and presentations, as well as it will be a forum for discussions about art, culture and religion.
The new museum is owned by the Catholic Church.
Although the number of Catholics in India is not great, their ecclesiastical heritage is rich.
The organizers hope that new museum will serve, among other things, to the missionary goals, it will awaken the interest in Christianity, as well as the pride of local Catholics for their history.