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Help a Youth Pastoral Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Catholics are a minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina – barely 14%, and declining. During the Bosnian war, from 1992 to 1995, half the Catholic population was expelled or forced to emigrate. Even today many Catholics are leaving the country because they can see little future for themselves, owing to the discrimination they face in seeking employment, in the schools and in social life.

Support Contemplative Religious Sisters in Ukraine


Ten years ago the Congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara founded a convent in in the town of Burshtyn in West Ukraine. It seemed an almost impossible task at the time, since the Sisters had to start from nothing. Thanks to their perseverance and their deep trust in God, their great dream finally became reality.

In Crimea, the poor are getting poorer—faith-based summer camps bring ray of hope


“Many families cannot afford to go on holiday. However, the risk of becoming addicted to computers, the internet, drugs or alcohol is particularly high for children and adolescents who spend their holidays on the streets, bored.”

Aid for the Life and Ministry of Redemptorist Sisters in Ukraine


In the 1930s, a dozen girls from Ukraine began preparations for the country’s first-ever Redemptorist convent, but its opening was delayed indefinitely by the outbreak …

Renovate the Church of Magadan in Siberia, Russia


The port town of Magadan in eastern Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. Under the Soviet regime, it was the principal …

Support for a Moscow Conference on Pastoral Care of the Mentally Ill


Psychological illnesses are on the increase all over the world and have today overtaken such diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular illnesses in terms of …

A Joint Catholic-Orthodox Conference on Addiction in Russia


Every year, according to World Health Organization statistics, some 200,000 people die from drug addiction – and around 3 million from alcohol addiction. That is …

A New Church in Slovakia


“May God reward you!” These were the words of Archbishop Bernard Bober, in whose archdiocese lies the Parish of Kecerovce in the eastern part of …

Help for the Renovation of a Counseling Center for Women in Need


Many women and girls who become pregnant unintentionally have no one they can turn to for help. Many can see no alternative to abortion. The …

‘Do not be afraid, little flock’ –Pope visits North Macedonia


The situation is worsened by the country’s low birth rate of just 1.5 children per woman; the unemployment rate stands at 30 percent. “If politics cannot create better living conditions and ensure that the youth have prospects, then the country is heading into dark times.”

This Giving Tuesday, what will you give to keep our faith alive in Pakistan?

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