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Bishop of Kohima Diocese releases Lotha Bible

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Oct 29, 2023 9:53 pm
Dr. Rev. Fr. Thoppil James releasing the New Testament Bible in Lotha language in the presence of James Ezung and Rev. Fr. Abraham Lotha at Kohima Cathedral on October 28. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Bishop of Kohima diocese, Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, officially released “Ntho Bible Ntsata Ethan,” a Catholic version of the New Testament in Lotha language, during the golden jubilee of the Kohima diocese at Kohima Cathedral on October 28 evening.

He expressed delight that many tribes in Nagaland are translating the Bible into their respective languages and expressed confidence that it would meet the spiritual needs of the believers.

Rev. Fr. Abraham Lotha expressed his joy at having successfully compiled the holy book in their language. He thanked the Lotha Catholic Union on their achievement. He also expressed gratitude to the translators, donors, church community, well-wishers, and all those involved in the translation of the Lotha Bible.

With the release of the Bible, he expressed hope that it would mark the beginning of a flourishing era for the church. He further expressed hope that the members would be strengthened in their faith and magnify God throughout Nagaland.

James Ezung, president of the Lotha Catholic Union, was also present at the Bible release event. Ezung disclosed to Eastern Mirror that the endeavour to produce the holy book began five years ago.

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