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Monday, October 6, 2014

U.S. Bishops: Special Collection for the persecuted minorities in Middle East

Cardinal Filoni, the Pope's special envoy to Iraq, blesses a displaced Yazidi man at a shelter for displaced minorities. 

(Vatican Radio)  Catholic bishops in the U.S. are organizing a special collection to help Christians and other persecuted minorities in the Middle East.

Please find below the press release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):

“The bishops of the United States will express their solidarity with Christians and other minorities in the Middle East in the face of ongoing violence and persecution by taking up a special collection. Proceeds from the collection will support immediate humanitarian and pastoral needs, as well as the cost of long-term church reconstruction.

The collection will be taken in parishes across the United States on either the weekend of September 6-7 or the following weekend of September 13-14.”

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz  of Louisville, President of the USCCB, recently wrote to President Obama expressing his concern for the plight of Christians in the Middle East.

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