Special Collection for the Middle East and Holy Land
posted on: 9/2/2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
     Our hearts have been deeply touched by the ongoing violence in the Middle East and Holy Land, the cradle of Christianity, and moved by the horror done to our brothers and sisters in Christ and other minorities. Thousands have been displaced and become refugees. Many churches and schools have been damaged or destroyed. As Pope Francis has recently declared the Church mourns this terrible suffering and destruction.
     The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked that we participate in a second collection to provide resources for humanitarian relief and practical pastoral outreach to those in such need. The future of Christianity itself in these regions is threatened.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM BISHOP SWAIN
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