In the wake of the recent religious turmoil in the guise of ethnic violence in Manipur, the United Christian Forum has called for justice and respect for all communities. A prayer campaign will also be launched for God’s guidance and intervention to establish peace in the state.
With the piece of land in the care of the Missionaries of Charity of Motijheel now, one recalls the life and trials of the order’s founder, Mother Teresa. Her inspirational choice has changed the course of life for many and continues to do so.
Amidst the wave of violence and discrimination faced by the Christian community, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goodwill gesture during Easter at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi has been seen as a positive step towards promoting unity and harmony in a country plagued by communal tensions. Whether Modi’s Easter visit will bring a turnabout in events, remains to be seen.
For about a year, Brito traveled through the country he knew so well, and was able to see his friends again before leaving for his final mission. Once again among the Indians, the missionary had found happiness, as he himself recognized in a letter dated April 20, 1692.
Having missed the departure of his ship to India, Joao boarded two smaller vessels to chase the ocean-bound fleet. It was in this, somewhat, ridiculous way that João de Brito definitively left Portugal.
In Portugal, João de Brito was able to attract people and funds to his mission. While at court, he led the King of Portugal D. Pedro II to increase the income he sent annually to the Madurai mission and also received various donations.