The China Mission Episode 2 - Disaster - 1930s
From 1920 to 1954, hundreds of Irish men and women served as Roman Catholic missionaries in China. They worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. The 1931 Yangtze River flood was the greatest natural disaster in history. Millions died and millions more were left homeless after the flood. Irish priests and nuns played an important role in the disaster relief.