Assyrian church helps small community

A new church is helping forge cultural roots for a small community.

The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East opened its doors in Manurewa.

Father Toma K Toma, who came to New Zealand from Iran in 1992, acknowledges the church has come a long way from its early beginnings and is happy to see it thrive in South Auckland – “it’s a dream come true”, he says.

People in the neighbourhood are very impressed with the new building and ask many questions, and he’s proud to share his religion and culture, he says. Continue reading

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