Bangladesh's first Catholic Cardinal

May 17, 2017, 05:59 PM

Today's Catholic News podcast looks east to Bangladesh. It's a country of 160 million people - 360,000 of whom are Catholics. That's a mere 0.2% of the population.

But the Church is vibrant and thriving despite its minority status in a majority Muslim country. So much so, Pope Francis recognised the fact by appointing Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario the country's first Catholic cardinal in November 2016.

Cardinal D'Rozario joins us to talk about:

Nation building and the Church's contribution to society, religious freedom in Bangladesh, relations between religions, helping the poor and the likelihood of a visit from Pope Francis after the monsoon season. #Bangladesh #Pope #Catholic #Faith #Spirituality #Religion