Children have right to catechism: bishop

The bishop wanted to raise awareness of parish priests, catechists and even civil authorities to end neglect of children’s catechism.

India
Nov 11 2013, 6:04 PM
Children have right to catechism: bishop

Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh says among many rights granted children is also their right to catechism-- right to Christian education in order to grow in faith.

The bishop's last week's stress for catechism comes after social unrest in the state in recent months forced Christian educational institutions and parishes to stop or reduce catechism classes.

Bishop Gallela wanted to raise awareness of parish priests, catechists and even civil authorities to end neglect of children’s catechism.

“It is part of the Church's mission to ensure that every child has access to Christian catechism: It is education through which the faith of the child has the opportunity to grow and take roots," he said.

Father Akula Prasad, secretary of the diocesan commission for Catechesis said some schools, hostels and institutes have resumed regular educational activities a few days ago.

"Most of our schools are doing a good job and their service is very much appreciated," he said thanking the priests, nuns and lay teachers who work to teach catechism to children. 

Source: Agenzia Fides 

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