Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/MALAYSIA – The Church in Malaysia, a “field hospital” helping 8 million poor, marginalized and suffering in the midst of the pandemic
Kuala Lumpur – “The new poor in Malaysia are the 8.2 million excluded from social assistance and the 21 million who live on subsidies. The new poor make up 20% of the population, including stateless people in Sabah and Semenanjung, foreign workers, refugees, indigenous communities and the undocumented, the homeless. In this context, the Church in Malaysia intends to make material and spiritual resources available, to offer humanitarian aid to the poor and the suffering in the midst of the health crisis marked by the spread of Covid-19”. This is what Charles Bertille, Executive Secretary of Caritas Malaysia, told Agenzia Fides, describing the commitment of this new organization, an expression of the Catholic community in Malaysia, which wants to show the multi-ethnic nation the face of a Church “field hospital”, which takes care of the most humble and contributes to the well-being of society.