Priests and Christian missionaries in western Africa are risking their lives in the battle against the Ebola epidemic.
Archbishop Miroslaw Adamczyk, the apostolic nuncio for Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Gambia, told that in Liberia alone, there have been over 2,000 cases of Ebola diagnosed in the past 6 months, and over 1,000 of the victims have died. He observed that “the Ebola virus disease doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.”
The archbishop paid tribute to the priests and Christian missionaries who have been caring for Ebola patients at St. Joseph’s hospital in Monrovia. Four of these Christian missionaries have died of Ebola, while two others who were infected recovered.
“These good missionaries paid the highest price for their service to the Church and the people of Liberia,” he said.