Father Ray Pothireddy


As Interviewed by William J, March 15, 2017
"Why should I treat a fellow human being like that?"
Father Ray Pothireddy

Introductory Profile: About Father Ray

Iím William Jachimiak and I interviewed Father Ray Pothireddy. He is the assistant pastor at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Austin. He was born on August 18, 1967 †to a large Catholic family. He has 4 brothers and 4 sisters, and he grew up in a small town in India. He comes from a long line of Catholics and he decided to become a priest at a very young age. He believes that everyone is equal and does not believe in the caste system. †

Iím interviewing him on some of the discrimination he saw in India, specifically in the Kurnool civil district, because of the caste system and because of religion. One example of discrimination he saw was people of the ďuntouchableĒ caste were given separate dishes and silverware than the people of higher castes. While he was never directly discriminated against he has seen many incidents of discrimination happening.