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Navy chaplain Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk in a moment of contemplation after a long day in the desert of Afghanistan.
Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk Spending Christmas in Iraq with Troops

December 23, 2015 — Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk, who serves as a military chaplain in the United States Navy, will spend Christmas in Iraq to offer pastoral support to U.S service members.

While currently assigned to the naval aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, Fr. Fronk is on a one-month assignment in Iraq, which includes traveling to as many Iraqi locations as possible to celebrate Christmas Mass and Catholic pastoral support to U.S. and coalition forces.

Fr. Fronk, who will become president of Jesuit High School of New Orleans in November 2016, said: “I’m actually excited about being in a location where the need is greatest. Also, if I’m going to preach at Jesuit High School about the importance of being Men of Faith and Men for Others, I better practice what I preach.”


Fr. Fronk celebrates Mass in the Middle East.

This is Fr. Fronk’s second visit to the Middle East. His service with the Second Marine Division Forward as Command Chaplain included a yearlong deployment to the front lines in Afghanistan from 2011-2012.

“Frankly, I was hoping to return to the front lines before leaving active duty,” he said. [Source: Jesuit High School of New Orleans]





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