Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Annual Good Friday collection to support Church in Holy Land

Catholic World News - March 07, 2014

The prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches has appealed for generous support of the annual international Good Friday collection for the Church in the Holy Land.

Quoting Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri said that “my thoughts turn in a special way to the Holy Land where Christ lived, died and rose again … Every Catholic therefore owes a debt of thanks to the churches that live in that region.”

Referring to the “truly delicate” situation in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Egypt, Cardinal Sandri spoke about the plight of refugees and said that “one remains appalled by the number of kidnappings and murders of Christians in Syria and elsewhere, by the destruction of churches, homes, and schools.”

Cardinal Sandri’s letter requesting support for the Good Friday collection was sent to bishops throughout the world, together with a report from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land listing the shrines, parishes, schools, and other works supported by the collection.

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 September expenses ($32,869 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,131.25
94% 6%
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
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Challenging Times? 8 hours ago
Reality 101: The fat between our ears 9 hours ago
Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO September 1
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8