Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/EAST TIMOR – “Nobody saves themselves alone”: national unity, secret in the fight against the coronavirus
Dili – The small Asian state of East Timor is the country in the world that can boast an almost incredible toll , “and the secret to containing the virus was the ability to act quickly and with a collaborative spirit, full of harmony and unity, in the various sectors of society: a commitment to which the local Catholic Church contributed with all its energies and abilities”. This is what Filipino Jesuit Fr. Erik John J. Gerilla, who works as a missionary in East Timor emphasized, where he was sent immediately after he was ordained a priest, and where he was later appointed Executive Director of the Jesuit Social Service in the small and young Eastern State , where out of 1.3 million inhabitants, 95% are Catholics.