CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian Catholics reunite in show of faith, partnership

U.S. Navy Capt. David Rodriguez, CJTF-HOA chaplain and director of the office of religious affairs, and Bishop Giorgio Bertin, appointed bishop to Djibouti and an apostolic administrator for Somalia, led a mass where Camp Lemonnier-stationed Roman Catholics and their Djiboutian counterparts met in faith, worshipping together inside the main Catholic church of Djibouti – Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Bon-Pasteur de Djibouti, known in English as Our Lady of the Good Shepherd Cathedral. Last month, the Combined Joint task Force – Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office began the mission of once again uniting the faithful in Djibouti’s cathedral.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
U.S. Navy Capt. David Rodriguez, CJTF-HOA chaplain and director of the office of religious affairs, and Bishop Giorgio Bertin, appointed bishop to Djibouti and an apostolic administrator for Somalia, led a mass where Camp Lemonnier-stationed Roman Catholics and their Djiboutian counterparts met in faith, worshipping together inside the main Catholic church of Djibouti – Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Bon-Pasteur de Djibouti, known in English as Our Lady of the Good Shepherd Cathedral. Last month, the Combined Joint task Force – Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office began the mission of once again uniting the faithful in Djibouti’s cathedral.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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