Nepalese Church sees youth as instruments of social change
Father Rabin Rai's words were aimed primarily at young people as an instrument of change, reiterating Pope Francis’s words at the World Youth Day in July in Rio de Janeiro.
Father Rabin Rai of the Assumption Cathedral in Kathmandu, last Sunday called on the faithful to fight inequalities.
"We're working to reduce the gap between rich and poor, between educated and illiterate Nepalese, among the heard and those who have no voice," said Father Rai.
"Youth and their parents should use God's message to avoid every form of oppression and injustice," said Father Rai. The country's churches plan to join the appeal made by the pastor of the oldest church in Nepalin the month of Rosary.
His words were aimed primarily at young people as an instrument of change, reiterating Pope Francis’s words at the World Youth Day in July in Rio de Janeiro.
On the occasion of the celebration, he spoke of faith and devotion to God as "the only means we have to overcome the forms of discrimination fragmenting our society".
Father Rai asked his parishioners to "always carry a Bible with you and a cross in order to transmit the word of God and fight inequalities."
A meeting was held among boys of the parish and the leaders of the Asian Catholic youth movement in the Cathedral a day earlier. The talks focused on the lives of Catholics and their role in society.
The Catholic community of Nepal has over 8,000 worshippers and their number continues to grow. Local church missions are active primarily in education, social assistance and health care.