- Jul 9, 2020
Redemptorist Father Joe Maier, 80, opened his first school in Bangkok’s market-side slum district of Klong Toey in a swine slaughterhouse more than 40 years ago.
Cabo Delgado is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique, adding to the problems the region has been suffering over the past three years.
While isolation, social distancing and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prove to be a challenge, Christians are called by God to take part in the church’s mission in the world, Pope Francis wrote in a message for World Mission Sunday 2020.
Pope Francis’s recent message to the pontifical mission societies is a reminder that the church’s primary mission is to proclaim the Gospel, not run institutions with businesslike efficiency, said Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
Maryknoll Father Eugene Murray sums up the essence of his 62 years of missionary priesthood in two simple phrases: Being kind to people and relying on God’s grace.
In the atmosphere of calm at Weija Leprosarium, near Ghana’s capital Accra, the caretaker sees an opportunity to educate Ghanaians about Hansen’s disease while everyone is learning precautionary measures for the coronavirus threat.