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Words the world needs to hear

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri speaks with displaced people in Iraq

© John E. Kozar/CNEWA

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, speaks with displaced Iraqis May 4 in Irbil, Iraq. (CNS photo/John E. Kozar, CNEWA) See IRAQ-SANDRI May 6, 2015.

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/07/15

They are the words of a 12-year-old Iraqi refugee named Tamara in Ankawa, Iraq, as reported by CNS, and they are beautiful:

“ISIS took everything,” she said,  “but we still have our faith in Jesus Christ, and they will never take it.”

CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar, meeting these extraordinary people while on a pastoral visit with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri this week, said:

“Even in the midst of extreme poverty and the complete lack of privacy and personal or family space, the refugees were so loving, welcoming and filled with gratitude and hope,” he said. “Some who had no kitchen or running water humbled us by offering us tea.”

Read more about these people here. Please remember them in your prayers.

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