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A life for the poorest

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“In the year 1976, coming to Andul Road parish, cardinal Picachy came to visit me. Seing a vacant land on the church site, he simply told me: what would you put here?  It was the third time he was asking me. I was not prepared to this question. Having seen the extremely difficult conditions of the handicapped children in the slum of Pilkhana and the difficulties to address them, I spontaneously answered: "We could establish a home for handicapped children." Much to my surprise, the cardinal approved immediately. "Let it be so! Start the work and add a dispensary for the poor". The conversation hardly lasted five minutes. The cardinal left, but HSP was born !"”