Preparing to support the Christians in the Holy Land and Middle East

On 1 March 2012, it  was announced on Zenit that Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has sent a letter to the bishops of the world concerning the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land.

“The Son of God made man, after having crossed this land announcing the Kingdom and confirming the word with mighty works, wonders and signs, went up to the Holy City to immolate Himself”, reads the English-language version of the letter. “From that time, every Christian finds himself at home in that City and in that Land. This is possible thanks to the pastors in this place, who, by the will of the Lord Jesus, continue in our day also to gather our brothers and sisters in the faith to celebrate the love of Him Who ‘makes all things new’.

“The Congregation for the Oriental Churches hereby reminds the bishops of the entire world of the unceasing request of Pope Benedict XVI that the mission of the Church in the Holy Places be generously supported.”

The Collection for the Holy Places takes place in the SACBC territory on Good Friday. This is a noble and historical act of solidarity with the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

More can be read here.

For a report on how the Collection for the Holy Land assists the Christians and the Church in the Holy Land – click here.

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