Photos by : Stanly Bantwal
Dec. 10, 2017: Most Rev Dr Bernard Moras the Archbishop of Bangalore while participating as the Chief Guest in the ‘CHRISTA NAMANA’ a Christmas programme organized by Doordarshan Kendra(Chandana) Bangalore and Diocese of Mangalore said that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is festival of remembering the event of God becoming human being. The birth of Jesus heralded the Good News to the humankind that God loves people and because of this love He forgives people, the Archbishop said in his address.
Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. In his message he said that Jesus came into this world for the sinners, outcast, poor and neglected and not for the affluent. When he came into the world He didn’t find a place for his birth. He was born in the manger. He didn’t find a place in the house or in the inn because there was no place for Him in the hearts of people. Today as we celebrate His Birthday He wishes to be born in our hearts and he invites us to see Him among the poor, downtrodden, oppressed. This gives true meaning for the celebration of Christmas.