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July, 2019
Volume 45, Number 2
  
16 May 2017
CNEWA staff




A villager and his horse make their way through downtown Eshtia, Georgia.
(photo: Michael J. La Civita)


CNEWA’s Michael J. La Civita is making a pastoral visit to the Caucasus this week, and sent back these images from the tiny village of Esthia. He noted on Facebook:

Eshtia. Once a village of 1,300 families, now home to just 500 families — all Armenian Catholic refugees from the genocide a century ago.

It is a tidy village of birches, daffodils and thieving magpies. CNEWA is proudly supporting Caritas’s work here in helping the youth, who number 300.

While it seems as if time stands still, it does not. Many of the men men have fled to Omsk, Russia, to earn a living — leaving their families behind.

The landscape surrounding Eshtia. (photo: Michael J. La Civita)



Tags: Georgia Caucasus