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Pope Francis: Putting Economy before People would be Viral Genocide

In a handwritten letter sent March 28 to Argentine Judge Roberto Andres Gallardo, president of the Pan-American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine, the pope said that some governments that have imposed lockdown measures “show the priority of their decisions: people first.” “This is important because we all know that defending the…

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Cardinal Tagle: Call for Covid-19 ‘Jubilee’

“Now we realize that we don’t have enough masks but there are more than enough bullets,” Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said in his homily. “We don’t have enough supplies of ventilators but we have millions of pesos, dollars or euros spent on one plane that could attack people,” he…

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India: Christian Coalition for Health Offers Hospitals, Service to Combat Covid-19

The Christian Coalition for Health wrote to Modi saying that its 1,000 hospitals and over 60,000 inpatient beds across the country are ready to be used in collaboration with the government. Redemptorist Father Mathew Abraham, president of the coalition, in the March 26 letter expressed solidarity with the efforts of the prime minister and the nation to face the…

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Covid-19 Philippines: Hospitals Overwhelmed

At least five major hospitals in the Philippine capital Manila have said they are full and can no longer offer the required degree of care and attention to any additional Covid-19 patients. These top hospitals are considered well equipped in the Philippines. They are St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City, De Los Santos Medical Center, St….