- Jan 28, 2020
Pope Francis said Friday in Mozambique that the planet too has been abandoned and maltreated, and she “groans in travail.”
Although the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa has fallen off the front pages, around 127,000 people die from the disease every year.
Father Paul Desrosiers started an HIV/AIDS hospice in New Orleans at a time when there was a terrible stigma attached to people suffering from the illness and it was a death sentence.
The Good Samaritan home, a Roman Catholic-run shelter that has housed dozens of HIV and AIDS patients since it opened its doors outside Panama City in 2005, is readying for a high-profile visit Sunday by Pope Francis.
Responding to the deaths of tens of thousands of children from AIDS and AIDS-related illnesses, the Vatican brought together physicians and representatives of drug companies and humanitarian agencies to strategize ways to improve care for children and adolescents who are HIV-positive.
Federal investigators said they have probable cause to believe a Mississippi priest fraudulently received donations by falsely telling people he had cancer and that his diocese knew that and concealed it.