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What must be done

· Expanding the Catholic Church’s Commitment to the Ebola Emergency Response ·

“The Holy See wishes to express its appreciation to the local Catholic Church in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for its timely response to the Ebola crisis.

In order to strengthen these efforts, and as a practical response to the emergency, the Holy See is making a financial contribution. The funds will support Church-sponsored structures with a view to increasing the assistance they offer via healthcare institutions, community initiatives and pastoral care of patients and healthcare professionals”. Thus reads a press statement which introduces the document “Expanding the Catholic Church’s Commitment to the

Ebola Emergency Response” by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The statement outlines, for the first time, “a pastoral response to a relatively new disease that has devastated individuals, entire families and even communities, particularly in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia”.

The integral text of the document




St. Peter’s Square

Oct. 23, 2019