Diocese of Caloocan creates health care ministry in all parishes in response to COVID-19

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David. (Photo courtesy of Diocese of Caloocan Facebook page)

PASIG CITY, April 12 (PIA) -- The Diocese of Caloocan has decreed the creation of health care ministry in all its parishes to support not just the spiritual, but also the physical well-being of church members.

According to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the move is part of the local Church’s response to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

I asked them to put up a health care ministry in every parish in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David told Radio Veritas.

Bishop David asked the parishes to organize volunteers and partners with concerned local government agencies. He also said that they want to help in the monitoring of people infected with coronavirus.

The diocese, the prelate added, also provide patients small packages containing medicines and vitamins as well as rosaries and prayer cards.

The Caloocan Diocese is composed of 31 parishes and 15 mission stations in the cities of Navotas, Malabon, and Caloocan in the northern metro. (PIA NCR)

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal were placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) beginning today until April 30. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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