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Philippine church official urges works of mercy

Health workers called to launch medical missions in poor communities

Updated: May 20, 2016 04:57 AM GMT
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A church official in the Philippines has called on health workers to go out and launch medical missions in poor communities during the summer months.

"Joining medical missions is one of the many ways we can celebrate the Year of Mercy," said Father Dan Vicente Cancino Jr., executive secretary of the Catholic bishops' Commission on Health Care.

The priest reminded Catholics to perform "corporal works of mercy" by reaching out to the sick and those in need.

The Philippines has 15 million indigents who cannot afford medical services, according to the Philippine Health Insurance System.

Some 1.8 million Filipino children also suffer from severe malnourishment and need medical attention, according to the Education Department.

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