Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/MYANMAR – Mobilization of the Church of Pathein to bring food aid to the poorest during the Covid-19 pandemic
Pathein – With the help of generous donors and volunteers, the diocese of Pathein, thanks to the personal commitment of Bishop John Hsane Hgyi, provides humanitarian aid and food to those in a state of poverty due to the of Covid-19 pandemic. As the local Church reports to Fides, thanks to the Bishop’s online preaching and reflections on the Gospel of the day, offered and disseminated daily, donations are collected in favor of the needy. During a recent online preaching, the Bishop asked a connected family what they had for dinner. The family replied: “Nothing”. Community mobilization was then triggered in favor of this family. Thanks to the donations received, the Bishop mobilized volunteers to feed the poorest, the needy and the vulnerable, regardless of their religious affiliation.