Our Christian Brothers and Sisters in the Middle East Need You
Baskets of Hope - Refugee Child

“ISIS are barbaric people. The worst thing about it is that they are doing these awful things in the name of God. In the name of God, they are killing people everywhere.”

Bishop Antoine Chbeir, Maronite Bishop of Latakia, Syria cries out for his people during this desperate time.  Our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East need non-perishable food items, medicine and blankets -- and hope -- as they try to flee terrorism and persecution.  Can you help today? 

Please give what you can. No amount is too small.  Thank you.



Please Help the Earthquake Victims in Ecuador
Earthquake in Ecuador

“Entire families have left their houses. They are living on street corners and on the pavements, under plastic sheets that they are holding onto with sticks. Day and night, in the heat, the cold, and in the rain.”

A sad account of what is happening in Pedernales, Ecuador from Father Pedro Jesús Arenal, one of the coordinators for humanitarian aid.  “The poorest have the least chance of starting a new life. Desperation sometimes is leading to theft.”

The Church centers are taking the lead in distributing aid and are the best option for the people, as they not only give out aid packages, but also spiritual comfort – consoling the faithful, listening, and letting them know that they are not alone.

Can you help today with a donation?  May God bless you.

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5000 Child's Bibles in Urdu Needed in Pakistan


5000 Child's Bibles in Urdu Needed in Pakistan

Christians in Pakistan meet with all kinds of discrimination, harassment and oppression. Most of these Christians are from the poorest and lowliest sections of society and they face a variety of difficulties that block their social advancement.  Most of them would like to see their children have a better life, but their hopes are often frustrated by the fact that Muslims generally receive more favorable treatment.

When Christian children are sent to a state school, they often find themselves pressured to renounce their faith. To prepare for this pressure, most Christian children attend school first in their own parishes, in one of the many Sunday schools, to root them more deeply in their faith.  A Bible that contains both Bible stories and short prayers would be most helpful.

To read more or to donate to this project, please click here.



Christians Under Siege

Pope meets Egypt's Grand Imam: 'the ice has been broken'
There are still many problems, of course, but I have the impression that Muslims are growing more aware of our situation."

Pope invites children around the world to pray for peace in Syria
"We would like to see our country once again become the country of happiness and love it like it used to be."

Bishop cries out as ISIS devastates Syrian towns
"If there are no safe areas in Syria, still more people will leave the country--probably for good. Many of them will go by sea."

Jobs for Syrian Christians: 'Jesus was a carpenter--you can be one too'
"That's the only way we can fight emigration and halt the exodus of faithful from the lands where the faith was born."

Projects in Need

Build a New and Bigger Church for the Pilgrim Shrine of the Divine Child Jesus in Nicaragua
n Nicaragua there is a shrine to the Divino Niņo Jesus. This is in the Diocese of Matagalpa, and has become a very popular place of pilgrimage that is visited all year round by thousands of pilgrims.

Help for the Training of Seminarians in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the seminary in the Archdiocese of Sarajevo there are 44 young men training for the priesthood. These seminarians come from all three dioceses of the country, but also from Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo.

5000 Child's Bibles in Urdu Needed in Pakistan
Will you give to fund the printing of these Bibles for children in Pakistan? We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers. Thank you and God bless you.

A Church for the Shrine of Our Lady in Savoigne in Senegal
The parish does not have a "proper" church, but only a multipurpose hall, built in the 1970s and where Mass is also celebrated. Will you help build a church for Our Lady?

Church Around the World

In Malawi, Church eyes Islamic radicalization with concern
The bishop said that these preachers were "dissatisfied" with traditional Islam and wanted to bring "true Islam" to Malawi.

A Tale of Mercy in Rwanda
In just 100 days in 1994, approximately 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda.

In Mali's north, the Church is but slowly rebuilding
"There are suicide bombers, and bombs left here and there. All pastoral work is on hold for the time being."

Nigerian bishops ask their president for action on Christians' rights
"It is a herculean task for Christians to obtain certain certificates to build churches in some northern states."

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