Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/INDIA – Vocations to the priesthood flourish during the pandemic
Jaipur – God calls to his service in times of pandemic and the spread of the virus does not curb the desire of young people to consecrate themselves to the service of the Gospel and the Church: as Agenzia Fides learns, two priests were ordained on 27 September in Jaipur, one of the three dioceses in the Rajasthan state of Northwest India. On September 27, Bishop Oswald Lewis of Jaipur led the ordination ceremony of Jackson Rodrigues and Vishal Madtha in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation, among the joy of the local community, even if the participation in the Eucharist was limited due to the containment measures imposed by the coronavirus. Bishop Lewis said, “You offer all of yourselves, your whole life to the service of God and your neighbor. Become credible witnesses of Christ in the world”. The newly ordained priests chose: “To be called to serve in humility” as their motto.