The Church of Orissa in India is in luck. Last Sunday they celebrated 19 new confirmations and 3 first communions.
The archbishop of the diocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar, Msgr. John Barwa, said in his homily that “the behavior of Christians must reveal that they belong to God.”
In a Church that has suffered so much persecution, these first communions and confirmations are a great sign of hope.