Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

Azerbaijan's First Catholic Church

Yesterday, March 9, 2008 on the Feast of St. Dominic Savio, a Salesian (suppressed by the Fifth Sunday of Lent), Cardinal Bertone, the Papal Secretary of State and a Salesian Missionary, joined his brother Salesians as personal representative of the Holy Father in the consecration of the first Catholic parish church in Azerbaijan. The Church there is very young, and very vibrant in a Muslim land that is striving to learn tolerance for legitimate differences. Jesus Christ be praised!

Just thought you might like to know.

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