The Suffering Church
“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.
“This particular statue of the Virgin, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, … attracts many people from all the Christian denominations, and many Muslims as well.”
“Catholic communities here are not granted permits to buy land to erect chapels, so they have to use their houses as chapels.”
My mother is old and she needs all kinds of daily medications. My brother is diabetic and has vision problems. They both need special care, and I am no longer able to provide such care.”