“I have a confession to make…I fell asleep on the way here. When I awoke, there was singing and dancing, and I thought to myself – I’m home. And I am home. For we are always home when we are together, when we are with believers. I know that you have suffered, but you are strong for your faith. I know that the Lord loves you, and I know that you love the Lord. I see it in your faces. I hear it in your songs and when you laugh. So do not be afraid, for the Lord is with you. That is what has made you strong throughout your history. And it’s not just I that feel at home with you here – the Lord feels home with you here.” ~ Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C., greets students at the International Private School, led by Bishop Rabban Al-Qas, in Duhok (November, 2012).