Regina Mundi celebrates ARV

launch with message of care and hope

By Sydney Duval

Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, where the struggle against apartheid was given a courageous spiritual voice, has hosted the launch of a new struggle initiated by the Catholic Church.

Some 10 000 people gathered in and outside the church on 30 January to celebrate a mass uniting three major efforts: the Catholic Church Confronting the Stigma of HIV and celebrating Communities of Care; the Church launching its antiretroviral (ARV) programmes at 22 sites in Southern Africa; and the Church celebrating the Year of the Bible in Africa and the Eucharist.

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