All public celebrations of religious rituals and activities will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Manila from August 3 to 14 as a response to calls made by the country’s medical professionals to implement stricter quarantine measures against the new coronavirus disease.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church of India has been doing its part in cooperation with authorities to help curb the spread of the virus and reach out to the poor and needy.
Radio Veritas Asia, through the initiative of its Mandarin Service, was able to distribute food packs that include rice and canned goods, to poor communities in the Philippine capital. Most of the donations came from the Diocese of Wenzhou, while others came from Catholics in Guangzhou, Tianjin and Fujian, and from priests, nuns and parishioners in China. At least 4,000 families in urban poor communities across Manila benefitted from the relief distribution project of Radio Veritas Asia.