St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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An Iraqi Christian Family Is Home Again on the Nineveh Plains

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Nasir Qabu serves in the Nineveh Plains Guards, an armed unit affiliated with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Kurdistan. Mr. Qabu (37) lives with his wife Sonya Abada (30) and two children—Angel who is 7, and Christian, who is 9—in Qaraqosh. Like most of the Christians in this town on the Nineveh Plains, the Qabu family is Syriac-Catholic. They recently returned to their home after living in exile in Erbil, Kurdistan. Mr. Qabu tells his story: …

https://zenit.org/articles/an-iraqi-christian-family-is-home-again-on-the-nineveh-plains/

Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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