Austrian priest presented with Taiwan National ID cardAustrian priest presented with Taiwan National ID card

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/12
By: Sunrise Huang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, July 12 (CNA) Austrian priest Gutheinz Luis (古寒松神父), who has devoted himself to helping sufferers of Hansen’s disease for 43 years, received Republic of China citizenship on Wednesday.

“I was born to love Taiwan. I’m a Taiwanese,” he said.

Deputy New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) presented Father Luis with the National ID card in recognition of his selfless devotion, praising him as “an angel,” who has dedicated his life to looking after those afflicted with Hansen’s disease.

“If I had my life over again, I would still come to Taiwan to serve these kind patients,” he said.  [FULL  STORY]

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