In the Catholic Church, martyrs will always have a special honor bestowed on them. But the Church does not forget the sacrifices of those that suffer a white martyrdom in the course of their lives, dealing with less dramatic situations that test our faith nonetheless.
A grand total of twelve facilities managed by Caritas are being operated on a strict “closed circuit” preventive management regime. The measure, which affects 1,700 workers and patients, aims to prevent the potential spread of Covid-19 among vulnerable groups. The transition to the closed-loop management plan required sacrifices, both financial and human. Caritas secretary-general Paul Pun claims, nevertheless, that the confinement of nursing homes is a necessary evil.
Caritas Macau aims to better understand the needs of its Anglophone population with the help of a survey to be conducted until the end of June.
Earlier this month, Caritas Macau launched a fundraising campaign with the aim of supporting populations that were forcibly displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. The donations should strengthen Caritas’ response capacity in Ukraine and in neighboring countries. More than three million Ukrainian refugees have fled their home country.
Caritas Macau has launched a fundraising campaign to help the population of Afghanistan, a nation that is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. The charity drive lasts for the next three months. The donations raised will be sent to Caritas Internationalis.
Since the Macau Government declared, last Saturday, the state of immediate prevention, Caritas Macau shelters welcomed more than half a thousand registrations. Zhuhai’s decision to impose mandatory quarantine on anyone who has been to Macau has left hundreds of non-resident workers in limbo. There are also local residents among the affected.
In a single weekend, Caritas collected enough groceries to feed close to one hundred people. Supported by the Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac), the food donation campaign continues this Saturday and Sunday in two different Taipa Supermarkets.