An informal gathering of some of the journalists at Chattogram took place on Friday, 28 August 2020 at the Archbishop’s House, Chattogram. Some of the closest journalists of the print and electronic media attended and shared their memories with the Late Archbishop.

The program opened by an opening speech of the Regional Director of Caritas Chattogram Mr. James Gomes. Journalists were invited to share spontaneously their memories with the Late Archbishop.

“Late Archbishop was so sympathetic to the people of periphery especially for the ethnic people of Chattogram Hill Tracts, Rohingya refugees fled from the Rakhine State of Myanmar. His untimely departure is not only a loss for the Christian Community but also the Country.”

Komol Dey, a prominant journalist in the Country at an emotional moment during the program.

Said Chattogram Bureau Incharge of Sarabangla.net Mr. Romen Das Gupta. Senior Reporter of Prothom Alo Mr. Pranab Kumar Baul said, “Archbishop Moses was friendly with us not because we were journalists, but we were human beings. I saw him talking to the poorest of the poor people with the same care he used to show us.”

“I will miss him. A few times when I was in any personal problems, I used to talk to him. There were not always sharing my problems, but I found peace in mind talking to him.” Said Senior Reporter of bdnews24.com Mintu Chowdhury.

Bureau Chief and Special Correspondent of Somoy News Mr. Komol Dey became very much emotional during his sharing and could not stop tears. He said, “Two men used to place their hands on my head, His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, CSC and Late Archbishop Moses M. Costa, CSC. I have lost one of them. But I know, Archbishop Moses’ blessing will be with me forever.”

The Sub Editor of Dainik Purbodesh Mr. Abir Chakraborty and Senior Photo Correspondent of banglanes24.com Mr. Sohel Swarwar were also present and among them, Mr. Chakraborty also shared his memories with the Late Archbishop.

The program ended by a vote of thanks from the Diocesan Administrator Fr. Leonard C. Rebeiro.

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