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Brief biography F. Luis Ruiz

Born in Gijón, Spain in 1913, Luis Ruiz entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Salamanca in 1930. In 1931 he was sent to Belgium. In 1937 he went to Cuba to study Magisterium. In 1941 he was sent on mission to China. Ordained a priest in 1945, from 1948 to 1950 he was on mission at Anking which was occupied by the Communists in 1951. He was put in prison where he contracted typhoid and was sent to hospital in Shangha. In October of the same year he was expelled from China. In November he went to Macao where he recovered and convinced the local authorities to give him a church for mainland refugees. In 1952 in poverty stricken Macao he started organising assistance for refugees. He taught religion at Casa Ricci and opened a Caritas centre Macao. In 1969 China declared Macao a Chinese territory and consequently all the refugees became illegal residents. In 1970 he opened three homes for old people and one for people with mental disabilities. In 1976 he began to organise humanitarian assistance for boat people from Vietnam. In 1985 he returned to China to help earthquake victims and started working with lepers in Guangdong province. In 1992 he visited lepers in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan y Sicuani. In 2002 he retired from the direction of Caritas to devote himself entirely to the care of lepers in China. (AP) (5/6/2004 Agenzia Fides; Righe:15; Parole:233)

 
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