God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

31.10.2009 The Gala

It is 4h23 in the morning and I am just back from the HOPE Gala Dresden.  It was a good evening with lots of show programme, excitement and good deeds and it seems that all in all everybody is happy. While some are still dancing the night away for me it is time to go to bed as in a couple of hours, the next meeting will take place. Sunday is not always a day to rest for me… We had the vice ambassador of South Africa and her husband, the minister of interior of Germany and his wife, the former premier and many actors and well-known people – photographers where en mass there – the first time I have seen it like that. Security was very tied because of the minister, who belongs to the group of specially endangered persons in our republic.

Viola and her team gave her best and succeeded, it was good to have Joachim Franz and his team with us as well as Ulrich Heide from the German Aids Foundation – a good day which shows that cooperation between all of them and myself is strong and growing. Cooperation is important and I am sure that the last days cemented a network which will be heard of in the years to come.

But first some hours of sleep. Good night.

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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