According to one Venezuelan bishop, the world should be concerned by the growing military presence of Iran in his country.
President Donald Trump’s assertion Wednesday that the United States is ready to “embrace peace” was welcomed by American Catholic leaders, who called it a “relief” from mounting tensions with Iran.
The tweet early Jan. 3 from Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked for prayers. It wasn’t an unusual request from a church leader. Still, its significance stems from its context and its timing: a few hours after the overnight killing of Iran’s top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad.
Days after the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the United States, Pope Francis issued an appeal for peace and calm Jan. 5 amid what he said is an “air of tension” throughout the world.
From the excitement, glitter, and sophistication of New York City to the slums of Lima, Peru, deep in poverty, dirt, and garbage, Nooshin Nassiri has chosen to live in the latter as a young lay missionary for abandoned children at the Community Cenacolo’s Villa El Salvador Mission House called Help and Hope.