The eastern parts of Europe have only recently been available to us since the historic collapse of what seemed so solid, Communism.
Throughout these countries Christianity and indeed all forms of Religious Belief were persecuted. But now there is a tremendous revival of education and faith.
Here in Littlehampton we have Christian people from Latvia and Lithuania as well as Russia in our Church. Pope John Paul II said that the Church needs to breathe with both "lungs", meaning with the Orthodox as well as the Latin Rite.
I hope that we can welcome people from the East and please keep the Boy's in your Prayer.
I shall be back on Saturday 17th March.