“The most trying thing was not being able to move about freely, because, as women, we always had to be accompanied by a man.”
“It is definitely true that the mentality of ISIS still exists in Iraq and Syria among certain parts of the population.”
“We may well be at risk, but at the same time we are here on a mission, and we are here for Jesus.”
“One day I came home from school to find that the Taliban had destroyed our home and killed my parents. My brother and I were forced to flee Afghanistan.”
“Our goal was to offer young people a place of reconciliation and healing after being displaced by ISIS and living for so many years as refugees.”
“All Arab countries forbid Muslims to convert to Christianity, so our message to the Middle East is that we have to preserve religious freedom.”
We were aable to support bishops with video equipmen to facilitate pastoral activity that had been stymied by the pandemic.
The images of the church tower collapsing in a sea of flames shocked not only the local people and the Catholic faithful, but the whole country.