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New parish inaugurated in Khonjanpur, Rajshahi, to spread the Gospel among tribal people
The ceremony took place on Wednesday in the presence of Mgr Gervas Rozario. In addition to the church, the parish includes a school and a youth centre. For the new parish priest, "The school is for everyone". Catechist noted that "Many tribal people want to be baptised”.
25/09/2017 14:45:00 BANGLADESH
The Church of Rohanpur celebrates 100 years of 'seeds of the Gospel' planted by PIME(Photo)
The parish was founded by Msgr. Giovanni Battista Anselmo in 1922. Only the tribal Santorum and Hindus lived in the area, who had never heard the Word of God. The church created three more parishes; runs a primary school and a hostel for boys and girls.
23/07/2016 10:27:00 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh, a tribal Catholic elected to Parliament
Jewel Areng is the youngest member of Parliament and is also the only Catholic. He has won in the constituency left vacant after the death of his father. His parent was Minister for Social Welfare and was well respected among Muslims. The local Church hopes the new deputy will follow his father's footsteps and work for the good of the population.
Bearing witness among the tribal peoples of Bangladesh
Italian-born Fr Paolo Ciceri, from PIME, has been involved in this kind of work since 1973. Today, he lives in contact with tribal Oraos, pursuing the missionary experience he initiated with members of the Santal tribe. Announcing Christ gives people an opportunity to grow in human, cultural and spiritual terms.
19/10/2007 BANGLADESH – PIME
Fr Alessandro Giacomelli, missionary among the Santal, dies
The PIME missionary died aged 68 on Thursday. For more than 40 years he lived among the Santal, working hard for their development and evangelisation. The regional superior for Bangladesh and a fellow missionary, Fr Enzo Corba, remember him.
Police arrest six Catholics in Rajshahi in connection with the death of a “possessed” tribal woman
Fulmoni Murmu came to St John Vianney Catholic Church in Mundumala seeking treatment. Fr Corraya said that she mumbled gibberish. Charmers hit her with sticks. Now the priest is the object of threats and pressures.
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