Auckland, July 23, 2017 (138 pm NZT)
The medical condition of Wenceslaus Anthony continues to be critical and our dear friend and brother is fighting for his life at a Chennai Hospital.
His wife Susan Anthony told us moments ago that the team of doctors and specialists attending on him have been doing their best with every type of procedure and treatment possible.
“We are hoping that a miracle would happen.”
Apart from his wife, Mr Anthony’s children Sneha and Akash, his brother and one sister are by his bedside. Two other sisters are expected to arrive from Canada soon. They had left India only last week after attending a family wedding in Kerala.
Mr Anthony was admitted to the Hospital on Thursday following illness. Since then he has undergone a series of tests and a few New Zealand based doctors have also been coordinating in administering and ensuring that he is receiving proper procedures.
As a close friend and a colleague in several fields of activity, Mr Anthony’s health has been of great concern to me and Prince Kumar and our respective families who have had more than 40 years of association with him.
We will post updates on the health of Mr Anthony on Indian Newslink website and on our Facebook pages.
Mr Anthony has been away from New Zealand for the past eight weeks, on business and holiday, visiting several cities in North and South India and Sri Lanka. He visited the Holy Land (Israel) and Egypt earlier this week. His family has been travelling with him.
Earlier this month, he was facilitated by the Catholic Church was the Papal Award (‘The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice’ or ‘For Church and Pope’) that he received in May 2017, similar to the blessings that he received at a Holy Mass in Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St Mary’s Church in Avondale, Auckland.
Hundreds of people from all over the world have been sending us posting messages on our Facebook pages and contacting us over the phone for the past two days.
Since Mr Anthony was admitted to the hospital, we have been praying and we will be grateful if you join us in our prayers from your own home and places of worship.
The Power of Prayer can never be underestimated.