Religious Community in Jamaica Called to Serve the Poor

ROME, NOV. 23, 2012 ( Jamaica has a strong global presence because of its tourism and music culture reflected by such personalities as reggae star Bob Marley. Nonetheless Jamaica has a more sinister side. Kingston, Jamaica’s capital is regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous cities. In a country of 2.7 million, over 1500 die each year, victims of narcotic gang warfare. Working in Jamaica, a new movement called the Missionaries of the Poor endeavour to joyfully serve Christ within this appalling reality. A Catholic institution started in 1981 in Kingston, Jamaica the Missionaries of the Poor community today is officially recognized by the Vatican and has over 500 members.

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