COVID 19 outbreak has caught all of us unawares. In a bid to contain the spread of CORONA VIRUS the government has decided on total lockdowns, self-quarantine and forced isolation. We are witnessing uncertainty at best and insanity at worst. The feelings are mixed. It has changed our lives. Our mental and social wellbeing are affected. Confirmed cases of virus infected are rising rapidly.
It was the dream of the Church in Asia to have a radio of their own to proclaim the Goodnews of Jesus to all Asian counties, which was realized when 100 bishops from Asia and Australia gathered at Manila in 1958. Their proposal to start a radio was approved by Pope John XXIII. But to start, the project had to face many hurdles including huge finances. By God’s grace many church organizations came forward to help and thus on 11th april, 1969 through short wave technic, the first broadcasting of Radio Veritas Asia took place in Manila, the capital of Philippines.
Dear Confreres: More than 100 countries are reported to have people infected with COVID-19, and many have died due to this virus. China is very much affected due to this virus. However, Italy draws much attention with a more than 460 deaths, and more than 9,100 people infected with this virus according to the information on 10th March. Every day, there is a notable increase of deaths and infected people.
After the launch of the human rights review “Papua: the Neglected Paradise” the book has been presented to the Holy Father, Pope Francis and to the Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin.