Funeral for Fr. Ludwig Stiller SJ, Historian of Nepal and a Faithful Catholic Who Endeared Himself to Hindus and Muslims

Hundreds of Catholics took part in the funeral for Jesuit historian Fr. Ludwig Stiller, celebrated on March 12 by Bishop Anthony Sharma, apostolic vicar for Nepal. Many intellectuals and religious representatives were also present at the church of the Assumption in Kathmandu. For the Hindus and Muslims as well, Fr. Stiller’s death is “a great loss” for the country. Bishop Sharma commemorated the Jesuit missionary saying that “Fr. Stiller was a true Catholic who served the nation at his best, but his demise has caused irreparable loss to us.”