Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jul 19, 2018 / 13:47 pm
A Catholic church in Dubai is hosting a celebration to honor the United Arab Emirates' migrant workers – many of whom are fathers separated from their homes to provide for their families.
It is a "day to honor some…fathers who are working here, separated from their families back home," said Father Lennie Connully, OFM Cap., pastor of St Mary's Catholic Church.
"They are here struggling for their families. We want to honor them, 500 of them," he told CNA.
More than 500 men are expected to attend the July 20 event taking place at a labor camp for Khansaheb Investments in Dubai, more than 80 miles northeast of Abu Dhabi.