Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Refugee returns to Cambodia

Trip back to land of his youth full of memories of tragedy
Reaksa Himm (right) puts his arm around the man who killed his mother, 28 years after the tragic event. He also gave him a scarf, shirt, and Bible, Photo submitted.
A man whose life was spared by chance in the killing fields of Cambodia is now a champion of school and church building projects in areas wounded by the Khmer Rouge rule. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Ukrainian priest abducted from Sevastopol parish, then released
One hundred pro-Ukraine demonstrators protest outside the Russian Embassy in Ottawa March 16. They gathered to draw attention to what the Canadian government called an illegal referendum. Art Babych / David Mdzinarishvili / CNS.
A priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has been safely returned to his parish after being taken and held by an unidentified group in Sevastopol, Crimea. Father Mykola Kvych then had to prepare to go to court the next week after being charged with organizing provocations. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Stations of the Cross guide suggests prayer for Holy Land
A group of pilgrims carry a simple cross along the Via Dolorosa, literally the Way of Sorrows, in Jerusalem. A pastoral resource titled "Way of the Cross - Way of Faith" suggests praying for Christians in the Holy Land this Lent. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
While the faithful meditate on the events leading up to Jesus's ultimate sacrifice this Lenten season, it might be a good idea to pause and pray for Christians living in the places where it all happened. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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