The international volunteers say they believe their presence with farmers and shepherds helps prevent attacks from Israeli settlers.
Catholic leaders warn the exodus of Ukrainian women and children presents a prime opportunity for human trafficking, and they are taking steps to protect the refugees.
“Volunteers are critical to fulfill the mission of Catholic Charities. We can’t serve the Central Minnesota community without them,” said Annie Henriksen, volunteer coordinator.
As discussion with and about the seniors among us increases, and needs emerge, a collective ministry of sustaining presence needs to grow.
As federal officials announced that a downtown Dallas facility had been chosen to house up to 3,000 migrant teenagers starting the week of March 15, the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Dallas sprang into action to help
Catholic institutions have not been able to obtain Israeli visas for their volunteers and staff members because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis offered special prayers for the staff and volunteers of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
As a NODA volunteer at St. Cloud Hospital, Roland Brummer provides a listening and compassionate presence to dying patients.