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.”
- Madhya Pradesh: Kumbh Mela begins. A Catholic dispensary caring for Hindu pilgrims (AsiaNews.it)
- Kumbh Mela (Wikipedia)