We must raise $643 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Tajikistan: Catholic minority helps Muslim majority

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Oct 02, 2003

There are only two Catholic parishes in all of Tajikistan. The little country in central Asia is mostly Muslim, and Christians form a barely visible minority.

But in a show of genuine Christian charity, that tiny minority is providing aid to the large majority. The Catholics of Tajikistan, working through the Caritas relief agency, have supplied bathroom facilities for public schools in the town of Dusanbe. To see the story in pictures-- and to gain an understanding of the harsh poverty that is being relieved here-- by people are are poor themselves-- see the Caritas Tajikistan web site.

It's only a little story, about a country far away. But it's a reminder that the Church is universal, and that true Christians always have a powerful impact on society, even when they are few in number. The leaven in the dough.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($643 to go):
$35,000.00 $34,356.96
2% 98%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13