As Pope Francis visits Iraq, the real story may be mediaeval Baghdad’s inter-faith harmony

by Rashmee

Posted on March 6, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… As Pope Francis continues his three-day visit to Iraq, much of the media has described it as an attempt to “support one of the world’s oldest Christian communities”. And then this further point is made, as in The New York Times: “The ranks of Iraq’s Christians have dwindled to roughly a third … Continue reading “As Pope Francis visits Iraq, the real story may be mediaeval Baghdad’s inter-faith harmony”

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A patron saint of the internet?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2020 / The Focus


News that a nerdy Italian teenager is close to achieving sainthood shows that the Catholic church may be busy with a great act of brand repositioning — appealing to the young and staying relevant to the moment. The Vatican has credited Carlo Acutis, who died from leukemia in 2006, with a miraculous healing. A Brazilian boy recovered … Continue reading “A patron saint of the internet?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK