Though outwardly seemingly unremarkable, the village of Khushpur is sometimes jokingly described as “Pakistan‘s Vatican.” It can be seen as the heart of the Catholic Church in Pakistan, given that this one Catholic parish 2 bishops, over 35 priests, more than 100 religious Sisters and a considerable number of religious Brothers have emerged.
In Algeria, the birthplace of Saint Augustine, there are approximately 5,000 Catholics living today. Algeria, in Northwest Africa, is the largest country in Africa, with an area of almost 930,000 square miles – around one quarter the size of the United States. Close to 97% of its 36.5 million inhabitants are Muslims.
For twenty years, the Redemptorists have been ministering to the Catholic Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the western Siberian city of Kemerovo. The three priests are assisted by four religious Sisters of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. The parish is very active: Holy Mass is celebrated every day, Eucharistic …