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The Roman Pontiff supports Ghana's Vulnerable Population Cope with COVID-19

As part of Emergency Relief Programme to support vulnerable groups affected by Covid 19 outbreak, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, through the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development allocated funds to Caritas Internatinalis who in turn sent the funds to Caritas Ghana of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference to provide relief items to the most affected populations in four Archdioceses in Ghana. The Archdiocese of Kumasi is one of the beneficiaries of this donation. Consequently, the Caritas Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi, with Safe-Child Advocacy of the Achdiocese of Kumasi, have undertaken the tasks of sharing the donation in the form of food items to identified vulnerable groups in Kumasi. Over four hundred (400) Kayayeis, and 80 persons with disabilities have benefited from the 2 week long exercise of reaching out to the needy. Items shared includes, rice, beans, gari, spaghetti, vegetable oil, tin tomatoes, mackerel, salt, sugar, etc. Beneficiaries express joy and gratitude to the Holy Father, Pope Francis and the entire Catholic community for such immense contribution in response to relief persons in the periphery of society of the suffering created by the global crisis of COVID-19.

Below is the report of the intervention with photos of the intervention as captured by a notable Vatican media outfit- ACI Africa.

https://www.aciafrica.org/news/2040/vatican-covid-19-response-fund-boosting-caritas-ghana-interventions-among-deprived

Sr. Olivia Umoh