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Country in crisis, Christian school doubles down on its mission


But parents were aware of the crushing financial crisis that has sunk the country’s economy over the past few years. How could they not be? Many of them had found themselves unable to meet their obligations, including paying tuition.

Terrorists slit throats of Christians in Mozambique


“One Christian managed to flee and he is the one who told the story. This is what happened on the night of Sept. 6 and the following day – 11 people were murdered in total and they left a trail of destruction and a lot of fear.”

Pakistan flooding: Disease, debt, discrimination, and ruined crops


“We moved to a hill after the boundary wall of our mud house collapsed but it was too hot under the open sky. We are unsure of our future. The cotton crop has rotted after the first harvest, and the sugar cane is being ruined.”

Restored church gives hope to Christians who want to stay in Iraq


“The restoration of this church is a symbol of resistance, to remain in this land, to bear witness. Pope Francis visited us just over a year ago, and he asked us to bear witness in this land.”

The Bible in Pakistan: ‘There is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God’


“every day you should touch a page of the Bible, each word of the Bible. Go line by line, line by line, and obtain this blessing with your fingers, because it is written in the Bible that there is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God.”

Terror in Mozambique: Church wants to be part of the solution


“The whole of society must be involved, and that includes the Church, which can contribute to the promotion of peace and stability for the country. We do what we can to spread love and peace to everyone.”

Cameroon kidnapping: ‘What happened is an abomination’


“May God have mercy on us for this abomination, we should all go down on our knees and ask for pardon for the sins which were committed.”

One million children praying the rosary can change the world


“We believe that if we faithfully recite the Rosary together, then the holy Mother of God will lead us all as one great family into the loving arms of our heavenly Father.”

Church leaders in Pakistan warn of famine and epidemics   


Rampant illness is also a concern, according to Bishop Travas: “Dengue fever and cholera are spreading. The hospitals are overwhelmed and are sending people away.”

Maronite Patriarch laments Lebanon’s political stalemate


“Lebanon is like a sick person who sees that he has gangrene on his hand and does nothing, and then gets a disease in his chest, in his arm, and refuses treatment.”

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