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Caritas Bangladesh organizes Iftar party for street children

Caritas Bangladesh organized an Iftar party for the street children at MAWTS in Mirpur on April 15. (Photo: Caritas Bangladesh Dhaka)

The Catholic Church's social action arm, Caritas Bangladesh, hosted an Iftar party for the street children at Mirpur Agricultural Workshop and Training School (MAWTS) in Mirpur on April 15.

The charitable program with the theme "We are all brothers and sisters" involved approximately 100 street children.

Iftar is the evening meal Muslims consume to break their fast during the adhan (call to prayer) for Maghrib prayer.

Bangladesh's Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario, CSC, was the featured guest at the children's gathering.

The Cardinal commented on the event: "There is no problem with having a person from a different church teach a different religion. If two souls can't join together, God's order isn't followed."

He enlightened the children by saying, "We are all brothers and sisters who need to be together." 

"In fact, God does his good works through another human being, and God's mercy is manifested through human beings," said Cardinal D'Rozario. 

The attendees at this gathering with street children exchange vital messages, advice, and plans to assist the children in developing beautiful lives and becoming enlightened individuals.

The Chief Guest interacted with the street children, patiently listened to their hardships, and spoke to them about life, telling them that life is the Creator's gift and living is His blessing. 

The prelate discussed locating the light despite adversity with the children, surrounding oneself with good people, and traveling the light path. Then, he presented them with modest gifts and prayed over them.

After performing prayers in the presence of a Maulana, everyone attended Iftar and relished the program.

Caritas Bangladesh operates the Mirpur Agricultural Workshop and Training School (MAWTS) as a Trust.


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