Jessy Joseph is a New Delhi-based freelance journalist. She worked for 25 years for Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), Asia's largest Catholic news agency.
Hundreds of Catholic nuns are on the front lines as the church reaches out to migrant laborers affected by India's lockdown, considered the world's largest and toughest attempt to contain the pandemic.
After a controversial citizenship law sparked rioting, Presentation Sr. Anastasia Gill was one of the first Christians to personally reach out to victims. As a member of the government's minority commission, Gill also coordinated relief and medical efforts.