Thursday, March 1, 2012

Easter collection for Midle East Catholics

Vatican asks Catholics to help Christians in Holy Land

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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (Centre)

Currently on The B.C. Catholic website Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service reports on the efforts of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, in asking bishops worldwide to participate in a Easter collection for Middle Eastern Catholics:

Tension, hostility and even violence are the "daily bread" of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

In a letter to bishops around the world, Cardinal Sandri asked for widespread participation in the annual collection on behalf of Christians in the Holy Land. The Vatican released the cardinal's letter March 1.

The collection, coordinated by the Congregation for Eastern Churches, is taken up during Good Friday services in many dioceses.

Read the full article at The B.C. Catholic website.
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