Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/THAILAND – The Catholic community of Bangkok close to the poorest, affected by the pandemic: “Whoever wants can leave, whoever wants can take”
Chiang Mai – Many parishes of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, Thailand, are at the forefront in helping and assisting the poor, severely affected by the social and economic effects of the pandemic. The Church dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, in Din Deng area, Bangkok, has activated a special service for the distribution of food. “Whoever wants to donate for others, can bring food aid, while who needs it can take it freely”, explains Father Daniele Mazza, PIME missionary in Bangkok, to Fides. “The government is giving aid such as rice and small amounts of money to needy families, but the needs are many. As a church, we are trying to offer support for the livelihood of poor families”, he said.