Unsafe at any speed

When large areas of Phnom Penh were locked down and restaurants were closed or forbidden to have eat-in diners, the food delivery services bloomed all over the city. And very quickly these drivers developed their own ethos: anything goes. Cambodia has never been a nation to follow the discipline of careful driving and now these delivery people take driving arrogance to a new level. There is no law they do not flout, and since there is no traffic law enforcement, they have established themselves as a dangerous, separate entity in the life of the city–driving too fast, not stopping for lights, driving in the opposite lanes, watching their phones to find the delivery address, cutting through and around normal traffic. There is no limit.

Liturgy online

During this stage of the pandemic, churches are not allowed to have in-person services so we have started a simple online mass for the English Catholic Community. We use a little makeshift chapel at the Maryknoll office. Here Sr. Regina prepares to proclaim the first reading for this weekend’s mass. Thank goodness it looks much better on the video than in reality!