Father Airton Freire
Emanoel aslan  30/12/2010 16:39
“Do on Earth the will of our Heavenly Father. For I saw eyes that asked, even though hey never said a thing."
Father Airton Freire, founder of the Earth Foundation, in the community known as Trash Street in Arcoverde, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
The social work carried out by Father Airton started two years after his ordination, when he met the community of Trash Street and was profoundly touched by what was happening in that community at the time, where extreme poverty reigned everywhere. People were left to fend for themselves, feeding on leftover food found in trashcans or from alms given by passerbys; "living" in cardboard, tin or mud shanties; no sanitation of any kind, no electric lights, no pavement on the streets, no school, no medical assistance... People kept apart from the values and progress of Christian society. He felt the need to go live in that community, with those who lived without hope of a better future.… [More]
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