The port town of Magadan in the Far East of Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. During Soviet times it was the principal center of the labor camp system of the Kolyma region and the port of entry for hundreds of thousands of deported victims. Right up to 1991 the area …
Will you give to help Father Sergij expand his rehabilitation center for drug addicts in Russia? At present, there are 60 young men who have been accepted in the center. In order to provide an occupation for them all, Father Sergij would now like to start up an apiary with 50 beehives.
The Diocese of Saint Joseph in Irkutsk, in eastern Siberia, is geographically speaking the largest diocese in the world. With an area of almost 3.86 million square miles, it is actually larger than the United States! Scattered thinly across this vast region are 50,000 Catholics, ministered to by some 40 Catholic priests.