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Catholic Church, Tangla welcomes Don Bosco

By Fr. Tarcisius Toppo
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Dimapur, May. 29. On its way to Catholic Church, Tangla, it had an hour halt at Catholic Church, Dekhiajuli, where it was honoured by three thousand people and at Udalguri, where four thousand people paid homage to him.  
Arriving at Catholic Church, Tangla, in the afternoon of 28 May, it was welcomed and paid homage by eight thousand admirers of Don Bosco. The Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Ethelbert Minj, Vice Provincial, joined by around ten other priests. In the homily, Fr. Ethelbert, explained in brief about the history, significance and importance of the veneration of the relic in the Church. He pointed out that Don Bosco was a model to be followed, in showing people how to love God and fellowmen.

In the morning of 29 May, the Eucharist was presided over by Rt. Rev. Robert Kerketta, Bishop Emiritus of Tezpur. It was concelebrated by seven other priests.. In his homily, the Bishop presented a brief life history of the saint, emphasising his singular love for the youth, for whom he dedicated his entire life. The thirteen people including Christians and non Christians that participated in the Eucharist, showcased the power the of the Saint and significance of his system of Education. In the afternoon, the relic left for Guwahati, the state capital of Assam as well as the gateway to North East India.
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