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Leaving Afghanistan and arriving in Rome on Aug. 25, Father Scalese brought with him a number of Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children cared for by the sisters.
COMMENTARY: Kareem’s story is a window into the soul of Afghanistan. It is the icon of the suffering Christ; hungry, bruised, beaten, forsaken, left for dead.
“The first time they were able to attend Mass, they were so overcome that they could only cry."
Afghans and Afghan-Americans have found themselves caught up in a national catastrophe due to the U.S. withdrawal of military and civilian contractors that led to the Taliban’s takeover.
Vatican representatives declined to comment when contacted by the Register, but an Italian journalist reported over the weekend that a ‘confidential channel’ has been opened between the Holy See and the Taliban.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, said that “the fall of Afghanistan and the departure of its elected leaders are a cause for concern, because of the possible denial of human rights, particularly for women and girls."
A suicide bombing killed more than 70, including 29 children, at a public park in Lahore. While many of the victims were Christians, most of those who died were Muslims.
Catholic leaders in Pakistan call for a ‘somber Christmas’ in memory of the victims of this week’s Taliban terror attack.