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Bangladesh’s Interfaith Harmony, According to Archbishop of Dhaka

Pictured: Patrick D’Rozario. In an interview with the new Archbishop of Dhaka, Patrick D’Rozario, speaks about the harmony that exists between the different religions and the role the Catholic Church can play there in the coming years. Photo from the Vatican Insider website.

by Gerard O’Connell
from the Vatican Insider

Patrick D’Rozario was the first Catholic priest to be ordained in Bangladesh after the country gained independence from Pakistan in 1971, following a nine-month war. After ordination in 1972, he served as Project Director of the Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation and assisted over 10,000 families in the war-torn society.

A member of the Holy Cross Congregation, he studied in Dhaka and Karachi before going to Louvain University, Belgium, where he gained his degree in moral theology, a subject he subsequently taught at Dhaka’s major seminary (1976-90).

John Paul II nominated him bishop in 1990, and Benedict XVI appointed him first as coadjutor-bishop, 2010, and then archbishop of Dhaka, October 2011. In this exclusive interview, the sixty-eight year old friendly and dynamic Archbishop talks about the situation and mission of the Church in Bangladesh.

Click here to read the full interview