Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Prime minister meets papal envoy
- ucanews.com reporter, Dhaka
- November 9, 2012
Cardinal Oâ€™Connor, who is also Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster, is in Bangladesh to attend the 125th anniversary celebration of Dhaka archdiocese.
During the meeting the prime minister reiterated her governmentâ€™s commitment to religious harmony in Bangladesh.
â€śThe government is committed to empowering good relationships between various religious faiths. We will continue doing that in the future too,â€ť she told the delegation.
Even though Christians are few in numbers - less than half percent of 150 million - they have made great contributions, especially in the education and health sectors, she said.
Her comments come just weeks after Muslims ransacked Buddhist temples and villages in Coxâ€™s Bazar district in the south east of the country.