Delhi Archdiocese holds virtual interfaith prayer against COVID-19

The leaders of various religions in the national capital on May 18 came together for a virtual interfaith meeting to pray for each other.

May 24, 2020

By Robinson Rodrigues
The leaders of various religions in the national capital on May 18 came together for a virtual interfaith meeting to pray for each other.

The Commission for Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Delhi organized the program on Zoom Meeting App.

During the prayer meeting Archbishop Anil J T Couto of Delhi urge all to become Good Samaritans to everyone who is in need.

“Today, thousands of people are out there in the open, on the roads, walking the journey of their existence. We need to be Good Samaritans to them,” the Catholic archbishop said.

Father Felix, the secretary of the commission, quoted Pope Francis to say that the prayer meeting was a response to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness. It was an attempt to help each other by sharing inspirations and hopes, the Divine Word priest added.

Pope Francis had earlier invited believers of all religions to unite in prayer, fasting and works of charity on May 14.

Among those who attended the online prayer meeting were Swami Shantatmananda of Ramakrishna Ashram, A K Merchant of Bahai Community, Goswami Sushil Maharaj Ji of Maharshi Bhrigu Foundation, Venerable Kabir Saxena of Tushita Meditation Center, Maulana Muhammad Iqbal Mulla of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Vivek Muni Ji Maharaj of Mahavir Jain Mission, Brahmakumari Sister Sadhna, Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar of Judah Hyam Synagogue, and Sahib Giani Ranjit Singh of Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, besides priests and laity of the archdiocese.--Matters India

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