The Union of Catholic Asian News sat down with the new head of the Missionaries of Charity Brothers last week.
Here's a little bit of the interview:
Although aging members and a sense of uncertainty challenges his congregation, the brothers will continue to serve the poorest of the poor as shown by their co-founder Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, he says.
Brother Roberts was elected the new head of the MC Brothers during the congregation’s general chapter held in Kolkata Nov. 15- Dec. 7 for a six-year term.
In the following interview, he shares about his life and plans for the congregation he now heads.
ucanews.com: Why did you join the MC Brothers?
BROTHER DAVID ROBERTS: I always wanted to work with the handicapped. When I was a child, the plight of the mentally challenged shook me. I still recall the joy of being able to help a little boy with no hands work with a computer. He now has a family and work.