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By following Christ's example, Nepal’s politicians can save the country says Apostolic Vicar of Nepal.



April 16, 2014: By following Christ’s example, Nepal's politicians can save the country, said the Apostolic Vicar of Nepal, Bishop Anthony Sharma. In his homily during Palm Sunday Mass, the prelate did not mince his words. For him, the country's leaders "have failed. They were supposed to write a secular constitution, and they did not. They made many promises and did not keep them," he said. Hundreds of people, including many non-Catholics, attended the service. Bishop Sharma asked them to "accept Jesus, just as the people of Jerusalem did. We must always be ready to spread the message of God in our nation and the world," he explained. "We cannot call ourselves Catholics, if we are not Catholic in the heart, ready to serve those in need", he added.
Attending the Palm Sunday service were also young people who are preparing for baptism on Easter Eve. Khenchen Rai, a young man present at Mass said "Christ sacrificed himself for us, introducing himself to the world as an ordinary man. By contrast, many people, including our politicians, are committed to mere materialism and personal interests. "We voters should give them a Bible and ask them to read it before they ask us to vote," he said, and added “It is what we young converts are planning to do: give a copy of the Bible to Members of Parliament. Hopefully, after reading it, they will find in Jesus a model to follow,"he said.
Sirjana Khadka, a university student who will be baptised on Easter, said "God chose me to spread His word. I am proud to call myself a Catholic, proud to pass on my faith to friends and neighbours. Obviously, the Bible and God's grace are the best cure for the ills from which Nepal now suffers," she added. "Anyone who understands the Scriptures in their heart knows how to find solutions for the country or individuals."
Source: AsiaNews




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