“There is also a need to provide the bishop and his closest collaborators with a roof over their heads, since they have lost everything.”
Aug. 22 is the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief—the case of Pakistan
“we have witnessed an alarming increase in blasphemy accusations in the past few years, especially following the growth in the use of social media forums such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.”
ACN project partners and employees had smuggled the broadcasting equipment, one component at a time, by ship to St Petersburg and from there on to Moscow.
Protestant England sought to extinguish the Catholic faith from the island. That was the time when Catholics gathered in remote and isolated spots where Mass was celebrated in secret.
“The work of foreign priests is made more difficult because they must regularly apply for a permit to carry out pastoral work. This permit may be revoked at any time.”
“It was there that they handcuffed me to a tree. It was a very uncomfortable moment. I wept, and I cried out to God ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”
“Some of the families here in Jounieh, a town not generally regarded as being poor, actually go out early in the morning, in order not to be seen, scavenging food from the dustbins!”