Ken Gibson, Bishop Pat Storey & Lydia Monds
Something as simple as a pair of sandals can help protect families from poverty and despair. That is why the Church of Ireland dioceses of Meath and Kildare has launched its Good For The Sole Project to buy 10,000 pairs of sandals in Karigiri in Tamil Nadu, India. The diocesan project, in partnership with The Leprosy Mission Ireland and Bishops’ Appeal, will raise €25,000 over this coming year.
Bishop Pat Storey (Meath and Kildare) launched ‘Good For The Sole’ at a special event held in Wilson’s Hospital School, Mullingar. The project is inspired by the desire to fight leprosy and the poverty that accompanies it. The launch was attended by clergy and representatives from every parish in the dioceses.
Bishop Pat said, “Most of us think leprosy is a disease only in Biblical times. In Meath and Kildare we were shocked to learn that every two minutes someone in the world hears they have leprosy. It is a sad fact that hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with the disease every year, and that it brings poverty in its wake.” Leprosy is prevalent in the poorest countries in the world.
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