Churches June 2015

Iraq. In the Monastery of Sulaymaniyah

Many families fleeing the villages of Qaraqosh and Bartalla, find refuge in the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan. They do not lose hope. After ISIS attacks in Syria and in Mosul (Iraq), grenade explosions woke up the residents of Qaraqosh a few weeks ago. Qaraqosh is located 30 kilometers from…

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Iran. Christian communities in danger of extinction

Chaldeans, Armenians, Catholics: the small group of Christians in Iran continues to follow their own traditions. While the law protects them, at the same time it imposes severe restrictions. An uncertain future. The road sign saying ‘Impasse Katolikha’ makes one think that someone was in the mood for jokes at the administration office of Isfahan,…

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Uganda. Girl soldiers: rebirth is possible

Their childhood has been marked by unspeakable cruelty. Former child soldiers find hospitality at the school run by Sister Rosemary where they learn a trade and to be loved. Restoring dignity and confidence to former child soldiers is a difficult task, but Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has no doubts, it is a challenge worth engaging with.…

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Mexico. God in the Tzeltal language

One people, one language, their Bible. Thirty-five years of patient and systematic work. It was a Sunday morning, the sun warmed the thousands of people standing on the large level ground not far from the Cathedral of San Cristόbal de Las Casas, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. An elderly woman dressed in traditional clothes…

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Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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