There exists a norm in all religions to remove poverty. "We Christians are thinking to join hands whenever it is required to accomplish this good deed. With this, poor people too will get an opportunity to live equally with other people," the Bishop said. Jesus Christ was born, in Bethlehem as a common man in a family of carpenters. Today the birth place at Bethlehem is recognised as a historic place and witnesses Jesus Christ love for poor, he said.
Jesus during his live time always emphasized that poor are Gods children, the Bishop said adding we will put special efforts with respect to the poor, children and those who need help. With this an environment will be created wherein all can live equally. It is nice to know that Christmas is among the poor, will be for the poor and from the poor in line with the spirit of the Pope's message, the Bishop said. "When we celebrate this, let our slogan be this," he added.
In Rome, the representative of the Pope Francis had repeatedly told this in Christmas Message and he had told to all Christians to implement programmes to remove the poverty, the Bishop noted and wished all a happy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014. The vicar general Rev Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, Chancellor Rev Henry Sequeira, public relations office Rev William Menezes, and leading laity Marcel Monteiro, Raymond D'Cunha was present.