When civil war broke out in Syria, Maslam Mansour and his family were forced to leave everything behind — their home, their relatives, and their community — as they fled to Canada for freedom.
Since then, they have found a new, welcoming community at St. Theresa Catholic Parish in Edmonton.
“Our house burned down, furniture stolen or destroyed, the trees by our home — all gone,” Mansour said. “We lost everything in everything. We have very much been grateful to be living here.”