Church Can Be Field Hospital: Bangladeshi Archbishop

Published 10 October 2017  |  
Cardinal Patrick visits Rohingya camps

The Church can be a "field hospital" said Card D'Rozario, the Archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh, responding to the plight of the Rohingya, on Sept. 26.

During the visit to the Tumbro and Ghumdhum camps on Sept. 24 and 25, D'Rozario said Rohingya's plight was the cry of humanity. Bangladesh has not only welcomed them into the country but also in their hearts with love and compassion to the children, women, old, the sick, the wounded and even the thousands who are unborn, he said, according to Vatican Radio.

He praised Bangladeshis and the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for showing motherliness to humanity.

The poor country has been sharing rich human values, the treasure of her country, said D'Rozario.

We need to turn to humanity without analyzing it with political, religious, ethnic and historical parameters, he added.

Following the massive violent attacks against Rohingya Muslims, thousands of hundreds of Rohingya have fled northern Myanmar into Bangladesh in last few weeks, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency reported.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has termed the situation "ethnic cleansing."

The refugees are hungry, malnourished, and finding protection in makeshift settlements or with host communities.

The charitable relief work being provided in Bangladesh is surprisingly good because Christians make up only about 0.2 percent of its population.


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