'Just because they are living in isolation does not give us the right to let them down.' This simple principle drives Friar Richard Hardi, an ophthalmologist based in Mbuji Mayi in the centre of the DR Congo, to venture into some of the remotest parts the country to treat people with preventable and treatable conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and river blindness. Friar Hardi is a member of the Community of the Beatitudes, a community with the Charismatic Renewal movement, which was...
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