Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Catholic Bishop Praying For Priest Infected With Ebola Virus In Congo

The Catholic priest who was reported to have been infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been identified as Fr.Lucian Ambunga.

Earlier last week, Health officials in Congo announced that he was infected with the virus in the town of Mbandaka. “We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive” for the Ebola virus, a medical source told AFP.

Katherine Overcamp of Catholic Relief Services revealed that the Fr. Lucian contracted Ebola while ‘taking care of someone who passed away.’

She added the priest is ‘responding well to treatment’, the Catholic News Service reported.

Going by a World Health Organization count, over 50 cases have been identified since early April.

Below is a photo of the priest being prayed for by his Bishop in DRC, where he is currently being quarantined.

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