Sheraton-Heliopolis is the name of a newer suburb of Cairo, one that did not even exist a few decades ago. The Catholic Church has established a pastoral center here, named the Diakonia Development Center, to serve the various pastoral and social needs of the Catholic parish community.
“I am so happy to have been given a Child’s Bible. It is my first Bible. It is precious to me and the most beautiful present anyone has ever given me.” A young girl from Cameroon
Aid to the Church in Need provides other essential catechetical materials such as The Little Catholic Catechism I Believe and The Rosary Booklet for children and adults, placing Bibles and religious materials into the hands of those in need of spiritual nourishment. Thank you for your continued support.
It is important for the Church to strengthen Catholic children in their personal faith. These little Christmas booklets are intended to do just that by helping the love of God to grow in children‘s hearts. Then they will be able to come to the manger at Christmas and adore the newborn Messiah, the Christ Child, together with the shepherds and the Wise Men from the East, and bring Him their love.
Ethiopia is an ancient Christian country. “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” So says the Ethiopian to Philip in the Acts of the Apostles (8:36). This spontaneous decision, just a few years after the death of Jesus, marks the beginning of Christianity in Africa, and Ethiopia is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa in which Christianity put down permanent roots.