Missionaries active despite political turbulence

Highlighting the achievements of the Sick Service Center of the Diocese of Rajshahi, Father Franco Cagnasso said that more than 4,000 patients received care and assistance in 2013.

Bangladesh
Dec 10 2013, 1:26 PM
Missionaries active despite political turbulence
A catholic in the cathedral of the Diocese of Rajshahi.

Political turbulence in Bangladesh has not deterred missionaries from providing healthcare and education, PIME missionary Father Franco Cagnasso said recently while taking stock of 2013’s achievements.

Highlighting the achievements of the Sick Service Center of the Diocese of Rajshahi, he said, “More than 4,000 patients received care and assistance in 2013.”

"For months, strikes, riots, killings, attacks against party headquarters and Hindu villages have multiplied. The opposition wants to paralyze the country to force the government to amend the electoral law: Road blocks, train derailments, fires are on the rise. All this has caused inconveniences, especially ineducating young people and taking care of the sick.But our activities have not been affected directly," Father Cagnasso said.

Elaborating on the education services provided he said, “In Tong Khyang Para, there are about 100 boys and girls who have the desire to study and commit themselves toward the marginalized… Girls of the Santal Hostel are about to take their exams. We also help 270 more students of various ages in different places and in different ways.”

Source: Agenzia Fides

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