Cardinal George Alencherry released Fr Samuel Rayan’s book ‘Naleyilekkoru Neelkazhcha’ at Kochi on Wednesday.
Critic M K Sanu received the copy. The book comprises the collection of Fr Rayan’s articles, who is also a Jesuit priest. The Cardinal said Fr Samuel Rayan’s contributions to the All-India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) has been tremendous. His contributions will always remain an inspiration and model.“There will be differences of opinion. But the ideas should blend and should flow for the good of humanity,” he said. Sanu said though he was less acquainted with Fr Samuel Rayan, he always wanted to meet him. “I believe in humanisation. But now I fear the dehumanisation. It has always angered me. I wanted to meet him to get his opinion in this regard,” he said.
Sanu said one can experience dullness in priesthood.“But Fr Rayan has pushed the envelope and with his revived ideas he always shouted out to the world that he is not merely existing but living,” he said.
Fr Rayan said he has written more than 300 articles. “I have received the responses. Ideas should grow and it should inspire each other to give a new world and a new dream,” he said.
Prof Thomas Mathew introduced the book to the audience. The function was organised by the Old Leaders of AICUF Members. Tommy Eappen, Fr. Joseph Kallepady also attended.