Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/CAMBODIA – Apostolic Prefect Figaredo: “The poor and the little ones evangelize us”
Battambang – “We are here to build the common good, to build an inclusive society and bring the joy of life in Christ, everywhere, to every man and woman. As believers in the Resurrection, as men and women of hope, we are bearers of a positive vision, of hope, joy and happiness”. This how Mgr. Enrique Figaredo Alvargonzalez SJ, Spanish Jesuit and Apostolic Prefect of Battambang, describes the mission of the Church in Cambodia. Mgr. Figaredo is known for his tireless commitment to humanitarian assistance to the most needy, destitute and vulnerable in Cambodia. Arrived as a missionary in Cambodia in 1985, appointed Apostolic Prefect of Battambang in 2000, Mgr. Enrique Figaredo Alvargonzales founded schools, hospitals and centers to help the marginalized in society, always paying the utmost attention in the field of education.