India is grappling with an unprecedented wave of Covid-19 cases. The virus has claimed at least 20 priests over the past month.

By Robin Gomes

The fury of the second wave of Covid-19 infections that has swamped India’s healthcare system has claimed the lives of as many as 14 Catholic priests between April 20 and 23, according to information gathered so far from around the country.   

India’s Covid-19 crisis

Media outlets are replete with distressing scenes of hospitals buckling under record surges in the second wave of coronavirus cases.  The situation has been exacerbated with critical shortages in beds and ICU facilities, with many suffocating to death due to an adequate supply of oxygen.

The world’s worst coronavirus spike set a new global daily record of infections for the third straight day on Saturday. With 346,786 fresh infections, India has totaled 16 million cases, behind only the United States. The Health Ministry reported another 2,624 deaths…

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