Posted: Friday Jan 4, 2013
Jan. 4, 2013
Fr. Richard Frechette, C.P., D.O., who delivered the Saint Vincent College commencement address and was honored with the conferral of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree on May 12, 2012, was featured in a special report on PBS Newshour on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2012.
The report by Fred de Sam Lazaro, as part of the program’s Agents for Change series, was titled “A Mission of Religion and Medicine for Father Rick” and summarized how Fr. Rick went to Haiti 25 years ago on a religious mission to shelter families "broken by tragedy." In his mid-40s, he decided to become a doctor and built a modern pediatric medicine facility.
View the report (with Fr. Rick wearing a Saint Vincent shirt) online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/globalhealth/july-dec12/haitidoctor_12-24.html
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