- Aug 9, 2020
The Argentine bishops’ conference and pro-life groups have expressed dismay with the pending approval of a new protocol on accessing abortion.
A bishop and priests serving the shantytowns surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina, warn of COVID-19 spreading through their densely populated communities and said an inadequate response from health authorities is causing people to turn to parishes.
Since the COVID-19 coronavirus came to Argentina, the priest who employs her, Father Juan Isasmendi, has gone from serving 350 meals a day to 7,000, feeding residents of a poor Buenos Aires neighborhood where economic activity has all but stopped due to strict anti-virus measures.
During a liturgy on Tuesday marking the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence, the cardinal of Buenos Aires issued a strong message of support for the nationwide measures imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The soup kitchen at Father Nicolas Angelotti’s parish in the rough outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was feeding 1,500 residents daily in recent months, with demand driven by a weak economy and unemployment. But the demand more than doubled to 4,000 people per day after a coronavirus quarantine was imposed March 20
In the slums of Buenos Aires, the parish continues to be the place where people not only receive the sacraments, but also where they look for help.