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Catholics urged to bring more people to Christ

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 10, 2021 11:24 pm
Faithful in traditional attires presenting an offertory dance during the eucharistic celebration at Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Kohima on Wednesday evening.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 10 (EMN):
Archbishop of Guwahati, Rev. John Moolachira called upon the Catholics to persist in praying for others and “bring more people to Christ”.

He was speaking at the Laity Associations of Kohima Diocese Interface with Bishops of North East India held at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Kohima on Wednesday evening.

Referring to John 15: 1-2 from the Bible, he reminded the believers to “be fruitful” in sharing the Gospel with others or bringing people to Christ. “Christ is challenging us to go out and bring more people to Him,” he said.

Reminding the Catholics to be more faithful Christians, the archbishop also asked them to pray for non-Christians daily whom they might know in their neighbourhood, work places, schools etc in order that such people may accept Christ one day. “We must think about those people who do know Christ,” Moolachira, who is also the president of North East India Regional Bishops’ Council (NEIRBC)

He asserted that the catholic church in the Northeast is not just confined to the clergymen or women but also with the masses. “Bishops are approachable and available,” for which the people “feel quite at home”, he continued. 

“It is not a church for the bishops or the clergy but for the whole church of Northeast India,” the archbishop reiterated.  “We are really proud of the catholics of the Northeast India,” he lauded the Christians.

He also assured of taking more steps in training and meeting the laities while informing the presence of a Northeast based laity council where bishops and laities meet once a year or after every six months to discuss relevant matters.

Earlier, Eucharist was celebrated at Mary Help of Christians Cathedral with Rev. Dr. Victor Lyngdoh, Archbishop of Shillong as the main celebrant.

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 10, 2021 11:24:55 pm