Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: VATICAN – India, Panama and Honduras recipients of aid from the PMS Fund for the Covid emergency
Vatican City – In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church in India has reached and provided assistance to several million people, especially the poorest and those in vulnerable conditions. Indian Christians have responded with generosity and commitment to the emergency, despite their number – 2.5% out of a population of 1,298,041,000 inhabitants. As elsewhere in the world, the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the virus has resulted in the loss of jobs and minimal livelihoods for a large number of workers, immigrants and the poor, who have suffered the most. Thousands of immigrants found themselves stranded unexpectedly in different areas of the country where they found themselves without food or shelter. Parishes and religious communities have mobilized to collect donations and funds to be distributed, through daily meals and essential goods, to thousands of people, entire families, the elderly, the poor, the sick, tribal populations, immigrants, street children, the homeless and vulnerable people.