Iraq – Restored church gives Christians hope and a reason to stay

With a long history of persecution, the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) know that the bad times might return, but  believe that “a Church that is not persecuted is a Church that does not carry Christ.” It is a beautiful day in Baghdeda, and families are streaming into the church of St. Behnam and Sarah. The […]

Pakistan – “There is a blessing for those who touch the Word of God.”

On September 30, the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Jerome, a doctor of the Church who translated the Bible into Latin. September is the month of the Bible, and the Church recalls Saint Jerome’s profound conviction that “he who does not know Holy Scripture does not know Christ.” Aid to the Church in Need […]

Moldova – A car for the parish of Divine Providence in Chisinau

By ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada The Republic of Moldova has just one Catholic diocese situated in its capital, Chisinau. Catholics make up only a tiny minority of a little over 0.4 % and widely scattered within the total population. In the capital Chisinau itself, a city populated by 700,000 souls, there are […]