90 year-old Spanish priest, Fr. Luis Ruiz Suarez, has opened a home for AIDS patients called “AIDS Caring Centre” in the Chinese port city of Hong-Jian, on the Yuan River.
Although his work is not as well-known as that of Vincent Ferrer or Mother Teresa of Calcutta, since his arrival in China in 1941, Jesuit Fr. Suarez has opened a total of 145 homes for victims of leprosy, giving assistance to more than 10,000 victims of the disease, according to the magazine “Missionaries of the Third World.”
Chinese authorities asked the Spanish Jesuit to open a center for the treatment of AIDS patients. After accepting the invitation, Fr. Suarez obtained all of the resources and material to open the center, which includes a detoxification and rehabilitation facility for drug addicts.