Women Religious on the Frontlines during time of COVID-19.

UK & US Ambassadors to the Holy See, co-host Symposium: WOMEN RELIGIOUS ON THE FRONTLINES during COVID-19 Pandemic.

On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, both the US and British Ambassadors to the Holy See. Co-hosted an hourlong webinar entitled ‘Women Religious on the Frontlines,’ highlighting the selfless humanitarian efforts of religious sisters in every part of the world.

Imelda Poole, IBVM, President RENATE, together with Comboni Sister Alicia Vacas and Sister Stan Terese Mumuni, shared their stories and experiences of continuing to work with the most vulnerable; care for abandoned children; work to alleviate poverty; provide health-care, food and care packages to the unemployed and destitute as well as helping victims of human trafficking.

To watch a recording of the full Symposium: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=280195259724005&ref=watch_permalink

Below is a selection of other records of the Symposium:- Once opened, you may need to scroll down through the link to locate the reports.

https://www.romereports.com/en/2020/06/23/religious-sisters-share-mission-reality-compassion-generosity-exhaustion-powerless/

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-africa/2020/06/nuns-in-africa-risk-hunger-during-coronavirus-epidemic-panel-hears/

https://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2020/women-religious-honored-for-work-on-pandemics-front-lines.cfm

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/religious-sisters-risk-lives-to-rescue-the-vulnerable-amid-pandemic-29428

 

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