01/21/2012, 00.00
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Archdiocese of Calcutta: 125 years, in the wake of Mother Teresa

by Nirmala Carvalho
The spirit of the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity has shown the dignity to the poorest of the poor around the world. Archbishop of Calcutta: "Foreign volunteers find themselves in giving to and serving the needy."
Kolkata (AsiaNews) - In the Archdiocese of Calcutta "the world community bears witness to the love of Christ and experience the Word of God, inspired by the love of the sisters of Mother Teresa for the poorest of the poor, the sick, the physically disabled and mental and forgotten”, says Mgr. Lucas Sirkar, Archbishop of Calcutta, marking the 125 years since the founding of the Archdiocese.

The city of Calcutta, said Msgr. Lucas, "has welcomed people from all walks of life: powerful and weak, rich and poor, businessmen and homeless", "has given hope and enriched the lives of people in India and worldwide, regardless of creed, nationality, ethnicity or caste ".

For the archbishop "Divine Providence led Mother Teresa to this diocese, to found the Missionaries of Charity and show poverty in the world. Her spirit has defended and promoted the dignity of the poor. "

"The Western world – concluded Mgr. Lucas - is hungry, despite the great material wealth available. Here in Calcutta that hunger is appeased, as evidenced by the many volunteers who come from all over the globe. It is in giving and serving that they find their lives ".
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