Bangladesh

by Sumon Corraya | ECCLESIA IN ASIA

The Catholic community in Raishahi has not forgotten the PIME missionary who was shot to death by bandits on 14 August 1972 at a time when he was helping war refugees returning from India. His legacy includes the St Joseph’s School and College he had founded in Bonpara together with Fr Verdelli, which today has more than 2,000 students.


The figure was released on World Drowning Prevention Day. Some 236,000 drowning deaths are reported per year. Children are at risk not only during floods but also from daily chores.

| 27/07/2022
| BANGLADESH

At the end of last year, most of the world’s 53 new nuclear reactor projects concerned Asia. Construction time is decreasing. Growth is driven by China, followed by India, Japan and South Korea.

| 27/07/2022
| ASIA
by Sumon Corraya

The Santal and other Indigenous communities gathered in front of Bangladesh’s parliament to celebrate the election of a fellow Santal. The oppressed “tribal peoples of Bangladesh and India will find inspiration” in her election. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is asked to invite her to visit the country as soon as possible.

| 25/07/2022
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

The government has decided to impose power cuts for at least one hour a day to reduce fuel costs. The possibility of closing petrol stations is also under consideration. But experts warn measures could result in an increase in demand.

 

 

| 19/07/2022
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

Patrash Soren, from the Diocese of Dinajpur, still goes from village to village to preach the Gospel and prepare others for their baptism. Among the tribal people, “There is a great opportunity to touch the hearts of non-Christians”, many of whom “love our way of life, our culture, and Christ’s teachings," Soren explains.

| 17/07/2022
| ECCLESIA IN ASIA

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN
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