Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Appeal for trapped villagers in Syria

Catholic World News - August 28, 2012

The international charity Aid to the Church in Need has issued an appeal to assist 12,000 Syrians trapped in a village near the Lebanese border. The Fides news agency has reported that the villagers are Eastern Catholics.

“We connected with Caritas Lebanon, [which] found a way on how to get things across to the village,” Msgr. Waldemar Cislo of the Polish branch of Aid to the Church in Need told Vatican Radio.

“Some people are starting to feel the hunger, children’s milk is running out, [there are] no canned goods, even children’s diapers no longer exist,” according to a Caritas report on the situation.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our October expenses ($33,217 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,783.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Using the figure of Pope Francis for evangelization 10 hours ago
If Catholic priests never preach on sexual morality, be suspicious 11 hours ago
On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels September 30
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? September 30
Oh, that sort of misconduct September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30