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Dhaka University dedicates new library to Catholic archbishop



September 09, 2013 - The University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, honoured late Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly of Dhaka last week, naming a new library after him. The inauguration of the T.A. Ganguly Library was held on Sept. 2 at the Department of World Religions and Culture with the participation of Christian and Muslim scholars and officials, as well as about a hundred students. The T.A. Ganguly Library is part of the department where the archbishop was one of the most distinguished scholars, and contains a series of volumes dedicated to his life provided by the archdiocese to the university. The ceremony was held on the 36th death anniversary of the prelate and 7 years since the start of the cause of his beatification and canonization in 2006. "We are very pleased to be able to dedicate this project to him," said Vice Chancellor Arefin Siddique, a Muslim, at the opening ceremony. "He was a wise person as well as a great teacher." Archbishop Ganguly was born in 1920 and ordained a priest of the Holy Cross Congregation in 1946. Consecrated bishop in 1960 he became Archbishop of Dhaka in 1967 and retired in 1970. He died in 1977 at the age of 57. "He was a great man, not only for Christians but for all the people of Bangladesh, of any religious belief," Fr Tapon B. Rozario told AsiaNews. "He had an exceptional charisma," said the clergyman, who also teaches in the department, "and it is right that our students should learn more about him and his work." (Source: AsiaNews)




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