Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/CAMBODIA – Floods: Catholic communities and humanitarian aid organizations help flood victims
Phnom Penh – Catholic communities in Cambodia and humanitarian organizations have stepped up their efforts to help those affected by heavy rains and floods across the country. With the help of the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang and Caritas Cambodia, the Catholic parish church of San Francesco Xavier in Sisopho distributed food aid to the affected families and flood victims. In addition, to help those who do not have shelter, the “Jesuit Cambodia Mission” has welcomed some homeless people and families in their new community building, as Jesuit Father Enrique Figaredo Alvar González, Apostolic Prefect of Battambang told Fides. Furthermore, the Catholic faithful, who have mobilized for material help, also “seek spiritual support and pray for all the victims of the flood, not only in Cambodia, but also in other countries of Southeast Asia”.