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Franciscans in South Asia: Together to provide the ‘Lepers of our Time’

October 23, 2019 by  
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Franciscans in South Asia: Together to provide the ‘Lepers of our Time’

The dedication to staying near to religious leaders of Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism as well as for interreligious discussion, harmony and peace had been recalled.

The Franciscans of South Asia reaffirm their commitment that is evangelical to for the marginalized, when it comes to security of creation as well as for interreligious harmony, in accordance with Fides Information Agency. Fr. Nithiya Sagayam OFMCap, told the agency that about 60 major Superiors of various Franciscan, male and female congregations, from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Asia collected in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 18-24, 2019 to mirror and attempt to respond efficiently, in a evangelical feeling, towards the challenges for this area. Rooted within the Franciscan spirituality, the individuals promised to “revive their mission and life with renewed vigor”. The nations of South Asia face similar challenges in areas such as for instance social injustices, extreme poverty, degradation of females, abuse of children’s rights, national and worldwide migration, refugees because of climatic reasons, growing extremism and fundamentalism, the difficulties of Christianity being a minimal minority, the oppression of native individuals, abandonment of rural areas therefore the development of slums. The Franciscans reiterated a special commitment towards the poorest, both at a personal and community level as reported to Agenzia Fides. Bishop Joseph Pradhan Sridarunsil, SDB, during the mind for the Diocese of Surat Thani, in Thailand, inside the message to those current, highlighted the charisma regarding the option that is preferential poor people, for comfort and also for the protection of creation. (more…)