Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2, 2016 / 23:04 pm
Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that left millions homeless, bringing aid and a spirit of solidarity.
A delegation of Caritas International participated in a conference in the Nepali capital Kathmandu April 25 – 27, and visited outlying areas affected by the quake. They evaluated the relief effort of the Church thus far, and planned future projects for the agency.
"I am really amazed by the resilience of the earthquake affected people in Nepal," Bishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi of Niigata told CNA May 2. Bishop Kikuchi participated in the delegation as head of Caritas Asia.
"People have not lost their hope for future," he said, though "one year after the disaster, people are still living in shelters, unable to reconstruct their houses."