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​Where the roar of arms does not cease

· ​The annual Collection for the Holy Land from the Congregation for Eastern Churches ·

“Presently, there are millions of refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, where the roar of arms does not cease and the way of dialogue and concord seems to be completely lost. 

Senseless hatred seems to prevail instead, along with the helpless desperation of those who have lost everything and have been expulsed from the land of their ancestors”. On 18 February, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, and Archbishop Cyril Vasil', Secretary, sent a letter out to bishops for the annual Collection for the Holy Land. “If the Christians of the Holy Land are encouraged to resist, to the degree possible, the understandable temptation to flee”, the letter states, “the faithful throughout the world are asked to take their plight to heart. Also involved are brothers in Christ who belong to various.




St. Peter’s Square

Nov. 17, 2019