Camille's editorial of May 2, 2022: When hope is reborn

Today's news shows us that for Christians in Iraq, who have endured years of suffering, hope is beginning to be reborn.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been involved in the construction of a new school in the Christian town of Qaraqosh in Iraq. According to the organization, this is an “important step on the road to healing from the genocide”.

Worshipers celebrated on Saturday a mass in the Mar Touma church in Mosul, the first since the restoration of this place of worship ransacked by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) and damaged by fighting in this city in northern Iraq.

"It's the most beautiful church in Iraq," laughs Father Pios Affas, 82, welcoming the work that has made it possible to "restore the church as it was at the time of its builders, 160 years ago. years ".

French Connect, Alpha Italia and Alpha Poland launched on Sunday an auction of football shirts autographed by Olivier Giroud and other AC Milan players to support churches in Poland who help Ukrainian refugees.

In a video posted on Facebook at the launch of this initiative, Olivier Giroud recalls the importance of supporting these churches which "offer hope, support and love" to Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their country.

Faced with the climate emergency, experts believe that the energy transition must be an absolute priority if we are to have hope for the future of our planet.

This Monday, May 2 at 19:30 p.m., A Rocha France, an association that educates Christians about the environment, and University Bible Groups organize an online debate between Jean-Marc Jancovici, president of the Shift Project, and the director of A Rocha, Jean-François Mouhot. They will debate on the theme: “In a world that believes itself to be limitless, how can energy sobriety be made acceptable? ".

Camille Westphal Perrier 

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