The Diocese of Des Moines


Shelby County missionary celebrates 50th anniversary :: 03/11/18

A missionary following his uncle’s footsteps left the gentle rolling hills of Shelby County to serve the people in the jungles and mountains of Papua New Guinea in the south Pacific in the 1960s. Over the years, Divine Word Missionary Vince Ohlinger has been robbed, kidnapped and beaten. He...

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