Bishops help Japanese with personal donations
US$ 1400 token donation pledged as solidarity
ucanews.com reporter, Lahore
March 30, 2011
“We would like to make our humble contribution as a gesture of goodwill and Christian solidarity,” said Archbishop Lawrence J. Saldanha of Lahore.
“It is a token donation. We did not launch an appeal because people are already hard up and it was too much to ask. The Japanese Church has done a lot for us in past disasters, especially the floods last year through Caritas Pakistan.”
The president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference also offered his “sympathies and condolences” in a letter yesterday to Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hiraga of Sendai.
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