Interview by O Clarim: Stephan Rothlin Sj, Director Of The Macau Ricci Institute – We Aim To Build Up Within Ten Years An Even More Comprehensive Library

It was one of the many consequences of the destruction unleashed by typhoon Hato in August 2017. Almost two years later, it still is one of the few that has never been addressed. Two years ago, the Tomás Pereira Library was wiped out by the surging waters of the most powerful cyclone to hit Macau in decades. The Macau Ricci Institute (MRI) lost more than 25,000 books and magazines and computer equipment that had been acquired a few weeks earlier. Promises were made and guarantees given, but virtually no aid was received by the organism in order to help to set up a new library.

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