Indian Priests


Is there anything unusual about Father Xavier, a coloured missionary from India, working as a priest in Germany? The film begins with Xavier in his Indian home village where people Christianity is part of people’s everyday lives. Then we see him work as a chaplain in a community in Munich where he is faced with the situation of the Church in Germany: empty rows and mainly senior churchgoers. He learns that foreigners are not always welcomed with open arms. What does “mission” mean today? Has Germany become a place in need of missionary work? If there is a shortage of young priests in Germany, is it possible to simply invite young priests from other cultures, from the churches of Asia, Africa and Latin America to come here? Are they bringing the message they once received from missionaries back to Europe? Does evangelisation now take place the other way round?
  • Article no.: 4655711
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 23:00 min
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