Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Family fled Syria after civil war hit close to home

Explosion three years ago caused the Kaspars to escape to Lebanon and eventually to Canada
Natalie (left), Maha, Sammy, Antoin, and Sally Kaspar are welcomed to St. Patrick's Parish in Maple Ridge during a potluck dinner Feb. 27. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Syrian refugee Maha Kaspar still remembers the worst five minutes of her life. Three years ago a mortar shell suddenly exploded outside her Aleppo home, kicking up debris and sending clouds of smoke high into the air. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Ambassador Bennett becomes senior fellow at Cardus
Ambassador Bennett at his office in Global Affairs Canada in 2014. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
While Religious Freedom Ambassador Andrew Bennett awaits news of his future role with Global Affairs Canada, he has taken on the role of senior fellow at the Cardus think tank. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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