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Dozens Baptized in Nepal on Easter Vigil

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Many of the new Christians were former Hindus

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Many of the new Christians were former Hindus

Dozens were baptized into the faith this Easter Vigil in Nepal, a country with a small Catholic population. Many of the new Christians were former Hindus. AsiaNews has the story:

Nepal's small Catholic community marked Easter night with dozens of baptisms celebrated in various parishes across the country.

 
Many of the catechumens were Hindus who had encountered the Catholic faith through contact with Catholic educational and charitable organisations and activities, which have expanded since the Hindu monarchy fell in 2008. They were baptised after at least two years during which they studied and learnt about the Christian faith.
 
"God has given us the grace of his love," said one of the newly baptised, "and this process took more than two years of training in the Catholic faith and culture."
 
"We were confused and our life revolved around the superstitions of Hindu traditions," he added, "but now we have given our lives a new meaning and shall serve society and the Church."

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