Madrid, Spain, Jan 5, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Bishop Joseph Parthan of the Diocese of Surat Thani in Thailand said the Church in that country is preparing to assist in getting aid to the tsunami victims in regions that lie beyond the reach of government institutions.
Speaking to the Salesian News Agency, Bishop Parthan said religious and lay volunteers will be providing psychological and material support to victims, helping to collect information and to provide urgent medical care.
After commenting on the situation of his dioceses, which was one of the hardest hid by the tsunami, the Salesian bishop said he has developed a plan to support people affected by the disaster.
“We are preparing a booklet in three languages, Thai, English and Italian, describing what has happened with photographs illustrating the damage caused,” he added.