Cancer is becoming an ever-increasing menace in Goa. Every day approximately eight people are detected with this life-threatening disease. According to the Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department of Health and Family Welfare study indicates that in the last 26 years the incidence of Cancer has increased by almost 45 persons per one lakh population in Goa.
The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin." (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, 1854.)