Members of the First Aid Team of the Maltese Order from Germany and their volunteers finished this year’s service at the Shrine of the Queen of Peace with the Holy Mass for German speaking pilgrims.
Holy Mass was presided by Fr. Tomislav Pervan. In his homily, he spoke about the Christian understanding of the care for the needy, and he gave numerous historical examples of the involvement of the Church.
Some statistics: For seven years now, during summer, the Maltese are providing medical care to the pilgrims. During this year, they had 4045 patients (1182 in August when – in one day - they assisted 83 patients). They had 58 interventions with the ambulance and they received patients from 34 countries. 82 volunteers from Germany assisted them.
The Maltese are inviting the volunteers who desire to be involved in this service to contact them in time. (See: http://www.malteser.de)