Lahore: Church opens a sewing centre and dispensary for new Covid-19 poor – Malaysian Christian News

Archbishop Sebastian Shaw inaugurates two new structures at the Renewal Center in the Youhanabad district, where there is a strong Christian presence. The initiative focuses on the condition of women, who have been even more penalized by the pandemic. Jun 04, 2021

By Shafique Khokhar
A sewing centre and a medical dispensary were inaugurated on 1 June by the Archbishop of Lahore, Abp. Sebastian Shaw, at the Renewal Center in Youhanabad, an area of ??the city with a strong Christian presence. The aim of these structures is to improve the economic conditions of Christian women and facilitate access to basic health services.

The dispensary will be led by Sister Ruth, of the Franciscan Tertiary Sisters, a local congregation in Pakistan also known as the Sisters of Mariamabad, which was founded by Father Hermon in 1917. The Franciscan Tertiary Sisters, already present at the Renewal Center, operate in the field of education also through hostels and offering health services to the poor who cannot afford it.

Father Gulzar, pastor of St John’s church and vicar general of the archdiocese of Lahore, commented on the initiative by saying that as religious leaders these centers are an attempt by religious leaders

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