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Dr. Tom Catena and wife officially register marriage in Armenia
2019-01-08 17:47:01

Aurora Prize laureate Tom Catena and his wife have officially registered their marriage in Armenia.

“So happy to finally have our marriage with Nasima officially registered in Yerevan, Armenia. Thank you all for being with us on this special day,” Tom Catena said in a Twitter post.

Dr. Tom Catena, an American physician and Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York recently joined the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative as Chair.

In May 2017, Dr. Catena was named as the Aurora Prize Laureate for his courageous work in the Nuba Mountains. Since 2008, he has served more than half a million people as the sole surgeon at the Mother of Mercy Hospital, an institution he has been dedicated to since. He has been based in Sudan’s war-ravaged territory for the last decade where humanitarian aid is restricted. Known as “Dr Tom” by locals, he provides treatment for people suffering ailments and war wounds.

He will continue his role as Medical Director at the hospital working with a team of doctors, sourced by the Catholic Medical Mission Board in cooperation with the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, to work in the Nuba Mountains in parallel with his new responsibilities with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.