In commemoration of the Fortnight for Freedom, the Daily Vine spoke with Julie Aftab, a client at Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, about her experiences with religious oppression. Julie, a 25-year-old Pakistani refugee, was brought to the United States after two men attacked her and threw battery acid on her face and body because she refused to denounce her belief in Jesus Christ.
In this short video, Julie shares her story — and talks about why she values religious liberty as a cornerstone of her freedom today.
The Mission Office promotes mission awareness among the people of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and collects funds for the support of the missions. For this purpose, the Office represents two Pontifical Mission Aid Societies at the Archdiocesan level: the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and Holy Childhood Association. It also represents Catholic Relief Services, which is the international arm of the Catholic Church in the U.S.