Many Catholic churches across the U.S. have seen a sharp decline in worshipers. But at Ss. Joachim and Anne in Queens, charismatic worship at this primarily Haitian church has kept the parish vibrant, especially during times of suffering.
Fleeing persecution and violence in Egypt, a steady stream of Copts has sought refuge at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. The new arrivals gain freedom and safety, but they often lose everything else. This is where the Church steps in.