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In early May, India counted 20.3 million infections and more than 220,000 deaths.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been supporting 27 projects (worth more than $450,000) to support priests and sisters in India. These consist of subsistence aid and Mass stipends to help them to continue their work during the pandemic.
“The situation is very distressful, very uncertain for people, a moment of pain, suffering and anxiety for everyone because we do not know who would be next and how this virus would spread and infect people and how we can save ourselves from the infection. We don’t know how the next day will unfold. It is only our faith that keeps us going,” Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi
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“In case someone wants to convert, he or she must notify the designated government officer who, after conducting a probe, would have to permit the conversion. Failing that, the conversion would be considered a crime.”
In 42 countries renouncing or changing one’s religion can lead to severe legal and social consequences, ranging from ostracism within the family to even the death penalty.
“On a daily basis, we strive not only to be priests, but also activists, psychologists, spiritual directors, first aiders, suppliers and distributors of foodstuffs, Caritas volunteers and diocesan volunteers.”
“The Sahel region has become a safe haven for groups including Boko Haram that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.”