Christians in Bangladesh, Pakistan ease people’s hardship
While the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) has launched a special fund to help alleviate the suffering of Catholics affected by the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Christian in Pakistan is distributing free food to the needy - irrespective of faith or ethnic origin.
CBCB president, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario of Dhaka said that “current situation could worsen in the coming days, as a result, many people in our community will suffer from lack of food, medicine and other means of subsistence,”
Cardinal D’Rozario has asked parish priests, superiors, headmasters and heads of Christian institutions and organizations, individual faithful, and other potential donors to contribute to the special fund called “Corona Charity Fund”.
He said parish priests, with the help of Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the Pastoral Councils, are identifying the poorest and most destitute families needing financial and medical support.
Meanwhile, in Pakistan, a Christian food shop owner has launched a humanitarian initiative to feed the needy who are suffering from the consequences of the lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
His charity that is open to all, irrespective of faith or ethnic origin, was prompted by some alleged cases of discrimination against members of the Christian minority community who were denied food aid at charity queues
Raja Walter, a Christian from Youhanabad, a predominantly Christian district of Lahore, feeds nearly 300 needy people every day. This kind of help goes along thoughts like: “It is our Christian responsibility, to respond to this difficult situation through our sincere prayer, sacrifices and financial support.”
Original article: vaticannews.va