Father Arokia Savio, a native of South India, is the new priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City. By JAMIE PATTERSON
The culture, language and food may be very different for Father Arokia Savio, who arrived in the United States from South India a couple of years ago.
But the mission of spreading the Gospel and strengthening the faith crosses over every boundary.
“It is a new system of life,” Savio said. “But I hope to keep strengthening the Christian faith.”
Savio, 57, arrived in Yazoo City about a month ago to serve as priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He will also serve a church in Belzoni.
He already feels right at home in Yazoo.
“I find that people are so hospitable and welcoming here in Yazoo,” Savio said. “The city is clean, and people are very social. I am really enjoying it here.”
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