CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 11:39 am
The coronavirus pandemic is causing drops in charitable donations to Catholic organizations in Japan, especially affecting refugees and vulnerable foreigners, local media are reporting.
Sinapis, an aid group created by the Archdiocese of Osaka in 2002, had to shut its doors in April amid a sharp drop in donations, the Japan Times reported.
The organization is still conducting phone consultations, the Times reports.
"If we continue like this, foreigners who depend on donations will have nowhere to turn," Atsuko de Vizcardo Matsuura, a 56-year-old worker at Sinapis, told the Japan Times.