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Bishop opens medical dispensary to care for Hindu pilgrims

April 29, 2016

As an estimated 50 million Hindus take part in the Kumbh Mela, a mass pilgrimage to bathe in an Indian river, a bishop has opened a dispensary to offer medical care, according to AsiaNews.

“The Catholic Church is at the service of pilgrims,” Bishop Sebastian Vadakel, the Syro-Malabar bishop of Ujjain. “Four doctors, six nurses, and two assistants work at our clinic. All treatment is completely free of charge.”

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