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Dhaka welcomes new archbishop
D'Rozario outlines mission of unity and prayer during ceremonyArchbishop Patrick D'Rozario receiving flowers during a public reception earlier this month
- ucanews.com reporter, Dhaka
- December 13, 2011
The reception, which drew about 5,000 guests including government officials and interdenominational leaders, also served as an opportunity to thank outgoing Archbishop Paulinus Costa for more than six years of service.
The new archbishop outlined a mission of unity and prayer during the ceremony.
āAs a religious priest, Iām entrusted to serve people, preach the truth in society and become the voice of conscience, establishing unity and harmony among followers of various faiths, praying to God for everyone,ā he read from a written statement during the reception, adding his thanks to his predecessor.
Archbishop Costa extended his gratitude to parishioners for their support during his tenure.
āIām very lucky because though Iām unworthy, Iāve been blessed with so much love of God and people,ā he said.
Shahjahan Mian, state minister for religious affairs, congratulated the two prelates and urged all in attendance to work diligently to achieve harmony and peace.
āBangladesh has set a living example of interreligious harmony in the world, and religious leaders have made great contributions to achieving this feat.Ā We will work together to sustain communal harmony and thatās why the government has reinstated āsecularismā in the countryās constitution.ā
Holy Cross archbishop Patrick DāRozario was born on October 1, 1943 in Padrishibpur village in southern Barisal district. He was ordained on January 8, 1971, as the first Catholic priest in newly independent Bangladesh.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed him coadjutor archbishop of Dhaka on November 25 last year. He was installed January 25 and assumed the office on October 22, when Archbishop Costa reached the official retirement age of 75.
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