Sumon Corraya is a journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He covers issues in the Christian community and other faith issues of Bangladesh.
Q & A with Sr. Mary Mitali, training laypeople in Bangladesh for a more enlightened, participatory church
Bangladesh has very few Christians, but Sr. Mary Mitali is part of a commission that encourages them to be more active in liturgical and sacramental life as well as in works of mercy, charity and social development.
The Catholic Church runs more than 1,000 schools and 17 colleges in the Muslim-majority country, including 100 schools by sisters. Lockdown and loss of income (because students' family members have died) is stressing a fragile system.
Sr. Mary Nibedita, member of the Associates of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Bangladesh, has been working as a nurse for 42 years. She practices sincerity, faithfulness and love for all patients and teaches those values to her students.
Q & A with Shamima Sakendar, a Muslim student whose story about a Catholic sister became a short film
"I wrote the story to reveal how a Catholic nun has been contributing for students from all faiths," said Shamima Sakendar.