DIBRUGARH, April 28 - The Dibrugarh Inter Church Forum, a united body of different churches organised a candle lit peace rally, mass prayer and a condolence meeting at Sacred Heart Cathedral, inside Bishop�s House campus here today in the backdrop of the recent gruesome killings in Sri Lanka where over 350 people died.
Several hundreds of Christians including priests and nuns from local Catholic Church, Church of North India, Baptist Church, Church of Jesus Christ, Presbyterian Church, Believers Church, Saowra Baptist Church and Kuki Christian Fellowship marched in silent prayer with lit candles on their hands besides intoning hymns from the Cathedral to KC Gogoi Path via St Mary�s Higher Secondary School and later assembled before the Mother Mary�s Grotto inside Bishop�s House for the condolence meeting. The congregation prayed for the dead and the injured and also offered special prayers for the perpetrators so that God may bring them to the path of light, righteousness and peace.
Those who spoke at the condolence meeting included Dr Lamkholal Doungel, president, DICF, Fr Lazar Kakaserry, Rector, St Joseph�s Seminary, Fr Nicholas Kerketta, Parish Priest, Dibrugarh and Dennis Bird, Executive Member, DICF. The speakers condemned the barbaric act and called upon the people to pray for all the misguided and gone astray men and women so that they give up their evil ways and live a good life. �The perpetrators do not actually profess any faith. Their barbarism is a testimony that they do not follow religion. They attacked not the Christians but the humanity. Their inhuman act cannot be accepted. They are a batch of misguided people only and we need to pray for them,� said Dr Doungel. The congregation later lit candles in memory of those killed in front of the Mother Mary's Grotto.