"Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Abnee Baitak is a new satellite suburb in Egypt, close to Cairo, the nation’s capital. It was built for young families by the Egyptian government. …
Decades later, the Church in Ukraine still feels the impact of Soviet persecution. Many confiscated Church properties have not been returned, and those that have …
The Parish of Our Lady lies in the city of Shebo, in western Ethiopia. During the drought of 1985, much of the country resettled here with the promise of a better life. But they were met with bitter disappointment. The parish was established to help a suffering and disillusioned people.
The prelature of Chuquibambilla in southern Peru lies high up in the hills, at an altitude of 10,000 to 15,000 feet. It is a region of great poverty, where the people have to contend with poor soil and frequent droughts. Added to this was the 10 years of terror and civil war inflicted by the Maoist guerillas of the so-called “Shining Path,” rebels who during the 1980s left behind deep scars among the people that have still not healed to this day.
In Senegal, Christians are a small minority – some 5% out of a total population of 15.6 million. Over 90% of the population is Muslim, while another 5% belong to traditional African religions. One large parish is the Parish of St. Charles Lwanga, based in Pandiènou, in the town of Pambal, in the west of the country, to the northeast of the capital Dakar.
Sitting at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet, La Paz is the third largest city in Bolivia and its capital in all but name. It is also growing constantly, owing to the steady influx of people from the rural regions, and now has a population of approximately 1 million. This population increase is likewise resulting in a steady growth of the parishes within the city. Close to 80% of the population in Bolivia is Catholic, while at the same time there are far too few priests.