- Oct 26, 2020
Lionel Messi knows something about children needing help, since he was once forced to emigrate to Spain as a child to receive medical treatment that would allow him to become a professional soccer player.
etr Jasek is a Czech national and aid worker who was imprisoned in Sudan for over a year. Jasek, who works for Voice of the Martyrs, had been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly spying and working for an NGO without a permit. He was released in 2017.
This past week the Catholic Church in South Carolina suffered the loss of one of its younger priests, Father Marcin Zahuta, 42, who sacrificed the opportunity of playing professional soccer in Poland to enter the seminary and come to the United States as a missionary.
Catholic priests known as Redemptorists have spent five years expanding outreach to the Hispanic community in the Mississippi Delta.
Speaking to some 60,000 members of Thailand’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis on Thursday called them to be missionary disciples, explaining that being a “mercenary of the faith” does not compel others to convert.
“To be a missionary is not something easy. Culture, food, everything is different,” Sister Mary Mushi, one of three Tanzanians of the Holy Spirit Sisters serving in Key West, told Crux.