CONTEXT & OBJECTIVE
Over the past few years in Rhodes and the neighboring island of Kos, the Association pro Terra Sancta regularly provides support to refugees landed from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and to the poorest local families. Through Fr. John Luke Gregory, the Association distributes food and medicine to the most needy and offers help in finding an accommodation.
Association pro Terra Sancta also support the organization of recreational and pastoral activities for children and young people, such as catechism and moments of fraternity in the parish, and offers toys and school materials.
- Reception of refugees
- Support for the most vulnerable local families.
- Families helped by the hospitality centre.
Ahmed was born in the province of Babylon in Iraq, in 1984. Starting from 2006 he studied mathematics at the university where he met Ameena. The following year they got married and the first two children, Fatma and Hassan, arrived. Since university Ahmed – from a Muslim family – has always felt a strong attraction for Christianity. The free and sincere dialogue with some Christian friends at university and with his Catholic neighbor has increased this great desire in him, a desire that his wife and his family have always shared. His big opening towards Christianity and his work for an American oil company made him feel in life danger so that he was forced to escape.
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