• Metti Amirtham Lumen Institute, Tindivanam
Keywords: Children, Church, Covid-19, Theology, Women


The sudden eruption of the COVID‑19 pandemic created a profound shock in the lives of the human community around the globe and it has left them with socio-economic challenges with different implications for men, women and children. Given that women and children are widely considered the most vulnerable, the current pandemic has also severely disrupted access to reproductive and child health services. Despite this, women serve on the frontlines against COVID‑19 and are also shouldering much of the burden at home, the impact of the crisis on women is stark. Governments around the globe and particularly in India took a wide range of actions to contain and mitigate the pandemic. The Catholic Church in India too reached out to the victims of Covid-19. However, this colossal challenge still calls for rapid and decisive action from the Church in order to ensure the safety and well-being of women and children.

Author Biography

Metti Amirtham, Lumen Institute, Tindivanam

Metti Amirtham, SCC is a religious sister, presently serving in Tindivanam (Tamilnadu) as Directress of Lumen Institute, meant for the Theological and Spiritual formation of women religious of India. She is a field-based theologian and an eco-feminist thinker.She teaches theology as a visiting faculty at various major theological colleges and seminaries in India. She is committed to and concerned about the empowerment of women and the sustainability of nature. She presents papers and regularly publishes articles on theological and social issues that affect the human community. Her areas of interest are gender, body, ecology, ethics and spirituality


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How to Cite
Amirtham, M. (2022). IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN INDIA AND CATHOLIC CHURCH’S RESPONSE. Asian Horizons, (1), 85-100. Retrieved from