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Shahnaz Bhatti: testimony of a Catholic nun who served in Afghanistan

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“The most trying thing was not being able to move about freely, because, as women, we always had to be accompanied by a man.”

‘After the Taliban killed my parents, I fled Afghanistan when I was eight years old’

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“One day I came home from school to find that the Taliban had destroyed our home and killed my parents. My brother and I were forced to flee Afghanistan.”

Help Syrian Refugee Children Attend School in Lebanon

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The situation in Lebanon is desperate. A profound political and economic crisis plunged large sections of the country into poverty in 2019, and the pandemic …

Missionary: ‘our exit from Afghanistan was a real miracle’

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“If we hadn’t left on that day, we might quite possibly not have been able to get away.”

Taliban-linked threat in Pakistan: churches increase security

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“Now that the Taliban are back, it will strengthen Islamist groups and so there could be attacks.”

Seminarian in Indonesia turns doctor (again) to help fight the pandemic

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“I believed that God would surely keep me safe if he wanted me to continue my service. And if I had to die, I would die in peace.”

PPE for Sisters of Mercy in West Bengal, India

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The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross in West Bengal, India are immensely grateful. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, the Sisters were …

Living in fear and misery after church attacks in Bangladesh

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“As the attacks took place, I fled to the forest with my family out of fear.”

In Afghanistan, a dark future for religious freedom

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“All those who do not espouse the extreme Islamist views of the Taliban are at risk, even moderate Sunni.”

Catholic nurse comes under fire from Muslim colleagues

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“They called me a churi (low caste), an abusive term reserved for sanitation workers, and said they refused to work under a Christian.”

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