The year 2020 is being celebrated as the Year of the Family in the Diocese of Jaipur. The celebrations commenced with the inaugural Holy Mass on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, celebrated at the parish level in all parishes of the diocese. The Prayer for Family is being recited in the churches and in the families every day. A few common programs and seminars on “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love) were envisaged. However with the arrival of corona virus Covid-19 and lockdown enforced, the planned activities could not be organized. Precautions and restrictions still in force, in spite of unlock down-4 nothing much can be foreseen and planned.
The crisis of Corona Virus, Covid 19 was a bolt from the blue; the worst unforeseen tragedy of the century that plunged the entire human race in darkness. Never did we come across such a pandemic, widespread throughout the world, engulfing all countries and sending shock waves to all. It is going to be almost six months and still no respite from the fear and terror the Covid-19 has created. During these months, people have undergone untold misery; locked up in their congested one room shelters, they have suffered hunger and thirst.