Friday, August 23, 2013

Holy Cross feast to be a day of prayer, fasting

Joint fundraising effort to help Syrian refugees will draw to an end Sept. 14
Fireworks explode over the Muslim and Christian town of Maloula, Syria, on the eve of the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in 2009. Conditions in Syria are very different now, only four years later. (CNS photo / Khaled al-Hariri, Reuters.
A joint fundraising campaign by Canada's Catholic bishops and their overseas development agency to bring emergency relief to Syrian refugees will close with a day of fasting and prayer for "the people of Syria and all of the Middle East," on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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