Saving the untouchables
MANILA, Philippines – In 1987, then-Catholic priest Anton Cruz encountered someone who turned his life around.
It was a baby, wrapped in a filthy bundle in the streets of Tuticorin, India. It was languishing in neglect – with no father, no mother, and no milk.
Frantic, Cruz rushed the baby to the hospital, but it died in his arms not long after.
The poignant encounter made him realize the cruelty of the Indian caste system, especially to the "untouchables."
"I love children," he says. "I love orphans. I'm a father – a father to the orphans."
Now an evangelical Christian pastor, Cruz dedicates his time to rescuing more children like the baby that died in his arms. He also founded the Royal Kids School of Transformation to give the children the best education they could get, creating an upheaval in the caste system that predestines a cruel fate to those who dwell at its bowels. – Rappler.com
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