Sunday, July 14, 2024

Ambassador of Vatican City to India visits Relief Camp in Imphal East


EKHON | IMPHAL: The Apostolic Nuncio to India Most Rev. Leopoldo Girelli, the Ambassador of Vatican City to India, who is on a trip to Manipur visited and distributed relief material to the Relief Camp at Ideal College, Akampat, Imphal East, under Thongju Assembly Constituency. He was accompanied by the new Archbishop of Imphal, Most Rev. Linus Neli, the Archbishop Emeritus of Imphal, Most Rev. Dominic Lumon, Rev. Msgr. Stephen Killermann, Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Eichstatt, Germany, Rev. Fr. Varghese Velickakam, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Imphal, team from DSSS, among others.

The visiting VIP interacted with the people in the camp and was visibly moved. He expressed sorrow at the present situation of violence that has affected all the communities of Manipur. The Apostolic Nuncio also assured his prayers for the people of Manipur and appealed to all sections to shun violence, embrace love and path of peace. The people in the Relief camp expressed their gratefulness for the relief materials received.

Mention may be made that the Catholic Church in Manipur has been rendering relief services to the affected people across communities ever since the violence erupted. In this situation of humanitarian crisis, the church has involved itself in providing dry ration, clothes, medicines, medical camps and stationeries of various nature through its institutions such as the Diocese of Imphal, Diocesan Social Services Society (DSSS), schools and many other institutions across the State.


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