- Jul 14, 2020
Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario marked the 3rd World Day of the Poor in Dhaka with a special event for street children.
Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario led Catholics in Bangladesh in the celebrations of Bengali New Year, observed on April 14.
For a country long accustomed to being overshadowed by its mammoth regional neighbors India and Pakistan, the choice by Pope Francis to give Bangladesh its first-ever cardinal set off a national surge of pride that shows no signs of abating.
In the wake of the July terrorist attacks in Dhaka by Islamic militants, which targeted an upscale neighborhood in Bangladesh’s capital city, Faraaz Hossain’s story spread quickly around the world, hailed as a model of bravery and selflessness.
Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario of Dhaka in Bangladesh was among the new cardinals announced by Pope Francis on Oct. 9, and he says he sees the nomination as both a “blessing” and “grace” for the country’s tiny Catholic minority, but also a “call” to continue the church’s contribution to building up the nation.