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milestones — for example, those celebrating their 25th or 50th jubilee of married life. Other pastoral and social challenges remain. Urbanization and modernization and the growth of digital media have brought a strong global secular influence. An education gap grows between generations. Poor infrastructure and transportation widen the cultural and socioeconomic fissures between urban and remote areas. Tight budgets limit the formation of parish priests and the ability to address local priorities. Parishes lack resources for decent gathering places — such as community centers in many remote parishes — or even enough copies of the Bible. We strive to improve all of these situations, resources permitting. And we give thanks to God, as we appreciate deeply the support of the worldwide church. n

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ONE Magazine March 2017  

The official publication of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA)

ONE Magazine March 2017  

The official publication of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA)

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