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For a Louisiana priest who’s no stranger to disasters, COVID-19 is ‘the moment we’ve been trained for’


[Episcopal News Service] When it comes to providing pastoral care in times of crisis, the Rev. Tommy Dillon is about as prepared as any priest could be. Dillon, the rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, learned the logistics of disaster response firsthand in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. While serving at a different church in Baton Rouge, Dillon helped feed 30,000 meals per day to Katrina evacuees through his family’s catering business and tended to the spiritual needs of the evacuees – all on top of his duties as a parish priest.

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