Posts Tagged ‘Liberia’

Fleeing wars in search of a safer life

Friday, August 5th, 2016

As a child, Memuna Barnes lived through two civil wars. The first was in her home country of Liberia, the second in Sierra Leone, during which she spent several years being held captive by rebel forces. She came to New Zealand with the dream of one day being reunited with her mother. We had just come Read more

African bishop unable to be at synod because of Ebola

Friday, October 17th, 2014

An African bishop was unable to attend the synod on the family in Rome because Ebola-related restrictions meant he couldn’t leave his country. Bishop Anthony Borwah of GBarnga diocese in Liberia has sent a written intervention to the synod instead. In August, Bishop Borwah discovered that neighbouring Ivory Coast had restricted airline travel and closed Read more

Spanish priest dies after catching Ebola virus

Friday, August 15th, 2014

A Spanish priest who caught Ebola in Liberia has died of the disease in a hospital in Madrid. Fr Miguel Pajares, 75, died on August 12 after being evacuated from West Africa by Spain. He was reportedly being given the experimental ZMapp drug. Fr Pajares had been working with Ebola patients at the San Jose de Read more

Spanish priest infected with Ebola virus in Africa going home

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A Spanish priest infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia is the first patient to be sent back to Europe with the deadly disease. An air force plane from Spain was sent on August 6 to get Fr Miguel Pajares, 75, who was in West Africa doing missionary work. The illness has claimed the lives Read more