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"Our hope rests in the children, and even though we sometimes have to swim against the stream, we fix our gaze on our crucified Lord and ask Him for the grace and strength to continue this beautiful work.”

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Lenten Reflections
from Ukraine

Read the stories of the courageous everyday people in Ukraine, trying to raise their families and trying to merely survive in war-torn Ukraine, while holding steady to their Faith.

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Light a Candle for loved ones this lent

Please light a candle for our faithful who are innocent victims of war and persecution, and light a candle for your own intentions this holy season for the special people in your life.

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News of the Suffering and persecuted

Pakistan, August 2023 
Up to 15 church buildings were attacked and hundreds of Christian homes destroyed after extremists went on the rampage. The incident follows an accusation of blasphemy against a Christian cleaner accused of desecrating the Quran and insulting the Prophet of Islam.
Mass exodus as mob burns churches and homes in Jaranwala.
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Basic necessities assistance (Phase 1/2) for the victims of Jaranwala after aggression from extremists on August the 16th, 2023

Pakistan: Justice for Jaranwala victims

Qazi Faez Isa, the Chief Justice of Pakistan and head of the Supreme Court, described the report as being “[worthy of] the dustbin.” According to the Court, the report lacked relevant information, like details of arrests, and investigation agencies were seemingly not determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Mozambique: Christians fleeing terror “only bring what they can carry”

For now, the main concern has been finding shelter and support for the internally displaced. “They are fleeing villages that are reduced to ashes, and those whose villages might be next  are also running. The only thing they are sure of is the starting point… They are searching for a safe place; I don’t know where they will find it. Perhaps ...
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A dark weekend of Christian persecution

“At this painful time, we invite you to pray for those who have died in the faith, that they may rest in the Lord; for the healing of the wounded; and for the consolation of those who are grieving. Let us also pray for the conversion of those who continue to sow death and desolation in our country."
Mozambique, Cabo Delgado November 2020
Fresh massacres by jihadists – number of refugees is growing daily in Cabo Delgado: Refugees after the recent attacks in Cabo Deldado province during COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mozambique: Insurgents target communities, churches

The insurgency in northern Mozambique began in 2017, but attacks have increased this year. In the last few days alone, there have been several raids on towns and villages, and people have been kidnapped and killed.
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Thirty Christians die in the Gaza Strip

When the northern hospitals stopped functioning, he moved south, searching for treatment. But because of an increase in attacks, the hospitals in southern Gaza were also unable to provide treatment, and Hani died alone, far from his wife and children.
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Patagonia, Argentina is mission country

Perhaps the greatest challenge is the distance between communities. The new diocese covers about 40,000 square miles, an area larger than Austria or Portugal. The reality the bishop describes can require extreme sacrifice.

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Projects of the month

A Vehicle for Religious Sisters in Pakistan 

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux first came to Pakistan almost 50 years ago. Today, this congregation, founded in ...

Rebuilding a Parish House in Venezuela  

Venezuela is regularly affected by tropical storms and other natural disasters, and the country was particularly hard hit by the ...

Support for the Prison Apostolate in Ecuador 

Violence is on the rise in Latin America. In Ecuador, the number of killings increased by more than 80 percent ...

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