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Orientale Lumen, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (Light of the East) - May 2, 1995

Paterna Caritas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On Reunion with Rome of the Church in Armenia) - July 25, 1888

Orientalium Dignitas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Dignity of the Eastern Churches) - November 30, 1894

Christi Nomen, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Propagation of the Faith & the Eastern Churches) - December 24, 1894

Ecclesiam Dei [in Latin], Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the 300th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Josaphat) [in English] - November 12, 1923

Rerum Orientalium, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the Study of the Things of the East) - September 8, 1928

Orientalis Ecclesiae, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 1500th Anniversary of the Transitus of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria) - April 9, 1944

Orientales Omnes Ecclesias, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 350th Anniversary of the Reunion of the Ruthenian Church with the Apostolic See) - December 23, 1945

Meminisse Iuvat, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On prayers and other helps for the Church persecuted in Eastern & Oriental lands) - July 14, 1958

Orientalum Ecclesiarum, Decree of Pope Paul VI (On the Catholic Churches of the East) - November 21, 1964

First Rendering Thanks to God, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (On the 350th Anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod) - April 18, 1996

Other Links

The Baraki Family blog general appeal for Assefa

The Baraki Family blog kidney transplant fund

Americans making America more lovable again – high time for thanksgiving


[photo:Hiwot & her Uncle Abraha Misghina in D.C. at Capitol, April 2020.]

“Why is America such a great country?”, a quizzical high-schooler once asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Who replied: “She is great because her people are virtuous, truly good.” And only then.

NCCL has a lot of truly good Americans and Ethiopian family members to thank for coming to the rescue of (more…)

Prayers answered yet again. Glory be to God! Dr. Woods reports surgery on Hiwot successful.

Word reaches us this hour reporting that Dr. Woods has declared the surgery was very complicated, lasting hours — and a success! (more…)

The surgeon is fulfilling your prayer for Hiwot.

As I type (10:00 am EDT Monday, feast of St. Lawrence 2020, August 10), after four sometimes tortuously long years of waiting, Dr. Woods is performing the long-awaited surgery, in charity, for Hiwot at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (more…)

The Ethiopian has landed!

“And Jesus passing by, saw a man, who was blind from his birth: And his disciples asked him: Rabbi, who hath sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jn. ix, 1-2

Jesus answered: Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.Jn. ix, 3

This morning, Christ’s words have rung true yet again, this time at Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C., when Hiwot Tesfagiorgis Yohannis landed after (more…)

Christ is risen! And released the captive Ethiopian Girl!

Christ is risen!

This morning, against all odds and amidst universal pandemic, and an Embassy in Addis Ababa closed for that reason, God in his providence arranged events (more…)

Storm heaven with your prayers!

Dear Friends,

please storm heaven with your prayers!

Hiwot’s sponsor, Selemon Gebriel of Columbus, Ohio meets with (more…)

Her earthly father has abandoned her. Her heavenly Father has not.

And her Bishop begs you to be generous, to spare her life.

The following letter from (more…)

They want to keep their children safe, and need our help.

Imagine living in a neighborhood where your child’s well-being was in constant peril – by wild (more…)

Support NCCL’s project Looking East while you shop online, hassle-free.

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The news she’s been waiting for – 19 years.

Thanks to the prayers & sacrifices of many, today the Charity Services Coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio telephoned the NCCL office to inform that their Board has approved the requested (more…)

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Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, Light of the East, paragraph 1 – May 2, 1995

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