Nations in Crisis: Prayer Vigil for Myanmar and India

20 May 2021
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Jesuit Mission invites you to attend an online Prayer Vigil for Myanmar and India on Wednesday 2 June at 6:00pm AEST.

Leading the Vigil is Fr Tony Moreno SJ, President of Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP), Fr Quyen Vu SJ, Australian Provincial, Fr Santosh Minj SJ, Provincial of Hazaribag Jesuits, Fr Stany D’Souza SJ, President of Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) and Sch. P.V. Joseph, a Burmese Jesuit Scholastic based in Rome.

The 30 minute Vigil is an opportunity for the global Jesuit community and beyond to join together in solidarity and support our sisters and brothers in crisis overseas.

In Myanmar, the violent military coup has thrown the country into immense political unrest, resulting in the deaths of over 700 peaceful protestors since February. Efforts to control the spread of the virus have crumbled, with many hospitals shut down or taken over by the military.

In India, the second wave of the pandemic is catastrophic. Critical oxygen shortages and over 20 million COVID infections sadly means that there is little hope for vulnerable communities. Currently, there are 10 Hazaribag Jesuits hospitalised, with one in critical condition.

“As we continue providing emergency relief and support to those in Myanmar and India, it is ultimately through the power of united prayer that we can all stand together and work towards restoring lasting peace and the gift of healing,” said Helen Forde, CEO of Jesuit Mission.

Jesuit Mission works in over 15 countries across Asia and Africa to uphold the innate dignity of people living with the effects of poverty. As the international development organisation of the Australian Jesuit Province, Jesuit Mission has proudly accompanied the marginalised to live full and free lives for 70 years.

To register for the online Prayer Vigil for Myanmar and India, visit https://jesuitmission.org.au/prayer-vigil

With thanks to Jesuit Mission.

 

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