God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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13.07.2010 Confusing day…

It is indeed a confusing day… 9 out of 10 we got for the world cup organisation from Mr  S Blatter.  Our president promises that the lessons learned during the preparation will be brought now into action when it comes to health, education and other burning issues. At the same time thousands of non South Africans fleeing the country, threats, some death foreigners, some shops looted – but officially no xenophobia.

This is the time  most South Africans were afraid of – even during the jubilation and celebration of the Soccer World Cup 2010; they were afraid of the “days after”.  The start of these days is definitive bad news for the country – problems can only be solved when they are admitted.

Fleeing people back to Zimbabwe means also for many to stop treatment, to lose their medical support – it has more consequences than to be seen on TV. Let’s hope for a some good news in the next days…

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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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