PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home

PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home

PANAMA CITY —January 26, 2019—   Pope Francis is wrapping up his first trip to Central America with a final World Youth Day Mass and a visit to a church-run home for people living with AIDS.

Francis’ meeting Sunday with HIV-positive residents of the Casa Hogar El Buen Samaritano is likely to send a strong message in Panama, where the virus carries a stigma.

“Many of the people we help here have been rejected by their families, by people in the street,” said the Rev.

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