Posts Tagged ‘Hansen’s disease’

St Damien of Molokai is a “hero” not a supremacist

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

St Damien of Molokai is a “hero” to the Hawaiian people, a Hawaiian Catholic catechist says. Dallas Carter, a native Hawaiian says far from being a white supremicist, St. Damien learned the native language and culture and became as one with Hawaiian people. Carter leapt to Damien’s defence after a congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezn, spoke scornfully Read more

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa to have a state funeral

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The government of Pakistan will hold a state funeral on 19 August for “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa” – a German nun who devoted her life to eradicating Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau, who was a member of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary died last week at the age of 87. Pakistani Read more