The Archdiocese of Calcutta has published a book containing the catechetical insights of Pope Francis on Mass. His Grace Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta released the book on November 6 at the joint meeting of the bishops, priests and religious of West Bengal at Seva Kendra, the archdiocesan social service center, in Kolkata, capital of the eastern Indian state.

The book is the collection of a series of talks on the Mass that Pope Francis has given during his Wednesday General Audiences between November 2017 and April 2018. Salesian Father Gilbert Choondal, who edited the book, adds in the book additional points for reflection after each talk by the Pope. The Indian priest also opens avenues for further development in catechesis on the topic.

The three points for reflection at the end of each papal talk are –retrospect to introspect, Mass to muse and words to deeds. At the end of this catechesis, Father Choondal also provides five additional topics to provide a panoramic view of the Mass from other angles.