Last 19 June, on the occasion of the Latin solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI declared a “Year for Priests.” Throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe, thousands of men have generously responded to the Lord’s call to serve him and his church as priests.

Join CNEWA in learning more about these brave men. Learn why they answered, “Yes!” Hear how their faith compels them to do ever more. Discover their concerns, their joys and their hopes. Join us in praying for them and in supporting those young men who want to follow in their footsteps.

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Meet Georgia’s Father Witold Szulczynski

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Meet Palestine’s Father Jack A’abed

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Meet Lebanon’s Father Hanna Dagher

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Meet Ukraine’s Father Roman Lohish

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Meet Israel’s Father Elias Odeh

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Meet Jordan’s Father Rif’at Bader

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Meet Egypt’s Father Bichoi Ragheb Hanna

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Meet Palestine’s Father Firas Areeda

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Meet Israel’s Father Maher Abood.

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Meet Jordan’s Bishop Selim Sayegh.

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