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Office of Human Development (OHD)










    Vision and Mission

    The Office for Human Development need to concretize the meaning of A New Way of Being Church. It is the need to find a vital link between our call to Renewal and the Revitalization of our Mission that will be the common thrust and direction as we move towards the Third Millennium.


    We therefore take as our starting point the following:


    - Mission of love and service calls for a total dialogue within the context of a multi-religious situation, cultural diversity and phenomenon of dehumanizing affluence and poverty.


    - Mission of love and service with the making of welfare and charity, the promotion of integral human development and advocacy for justice and peace.


    - Mission of love and service calls for inclusion of gender, interfaith collaboration and care for the integrity of creation.


    - Mission of love and service takes into consideration the following communities that need our special care and attention: the youth, women, children, family, indigenous people and migrants.





Executive Board

Most Rev. Yvon Ambroise

Bishop Emeritus of Tuticorin

Bishop Chairman - FABC OHD


Most Rev. Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, SVD

Archbishop of Tokyo

Niigata, Japan

Bishop President - Caritas ASIA & Caritas Japan

Bishop Member - FABC OHD


Most Rev. Paul Simick

Vicar Apostolic of Nepal

Kathmandu - NEPAL

Bishop Member - FABC OHD


Most Rev. Philip Banchong Chaiyara, CSsR

Bishop of Ubon Ratchathani


Bishop Member - FABC OHD


Fr. Joseph Philip Gonsalves

Archdiocese of Bombay

Executive Secretary - FABC OHD

and FABC Climate Change Desk

St. Pius College

Aarey Road, Goregaon East

Mumbai - 400063, Maharashtra, INDIA

Mobile + 91 9930192426