Nagorno-Karabakh – a lesson in faith and hope in the face of adversity by Caroline Cox

Pictured here is Fr Hovhannes 
I wanted to draw your attention to this recent article for the Tablet (The International Catholic News Weekly): 

Nagorno-Karabakh – a lesson in faith and hope in the face of adversity by Baroness Caroline Cox.

Pictured here is Fr Hovhannes and 800-year old kharckar, or stone cross, about to be sent away to Armenia to save destruction by Azerbaijan. This article is a must read and would recommend you clicking on the link below to read the whole article. But for me this paragraph is my favorite:

"This Advent let us condemn atrocities and lend friendship and brotherhood to those who need it, including to those people of Nagorno-Karabakh who are suffering in this difficult time. For as St Paul said, when one part of the body of Christ suffers, every part suffers with it."

I hope you invest the time to read about the amazing people of Nagorno-Karabakh who need your help and support during this difficult time. (Andrew Haigh) 

Here below is a small snippet from the Tablet article;

While the pandemic stalks the globe, it masks other tragedies that befall humanity, particularly that most pernicious of evils: war. Recently returned from a trip in Nagorno-Karabakh, a tiny stretch of contested land in the South Caucasus recently the epicentre of a short but bitter war, it was all too easy to feel that there was no hope. But it was the people of Nagorno-Karabakh who gave me heart and confirmed my faith: they do not just survive; they create beauty from the ashes of destruction. During the dark days of war and of uncertainty, there have been precious few threads of hope to cling on to. But this people’s Christian faith shone through. Read more please click on the link......

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