Bishop of Rajshahi in Bangladesh distributes Christmas gifts to poor

The bishop of the Diocese of Rajshahi in Bangladesh led the distribution of financial assistance to poor residents on Dec. 19.

"The joy of Christmas is in sharing, so it is the responsibility of each of us to share your food with the hungry, to give shelter to the homeless and the poor, and to clothe them when they see someone naked,” said Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi.

“It is our moral responsibility,” he said, adding that he hopes “every faithful in our diocese will be able to celebrate Christmas joyfully and peacefully.”

“For the poor family, I have taken this little initiative in the name of our diocese,” he said. The prelate also urged the faithful to lend a helping hand to make Christmas meaningful for everyone.

He said Christmas is not only a celebration but also a reminder of divine love. “Let us all together make the joy of Christmas in our lives through love,” he said.

It has been a tradition of the diocese through its social action arm, Caritas, to provide financial assistance of about 3 million taka to the poorest families in the area.

On the occasion of Christmas, Bishop Rozario has taken the initiative to distribute cash, 100 Lungi and 100 Sarees, to the poorest of the poor. - Nikhil Gomez / RVA News