<br><br><br>Help 12,000 Refugee Families in Iraq for 6 Months


Help Feed a Christian Family in Iraq

Since the summer of 2014, some 3.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes within Iraq alone due to the cruelty of IS. A great many came from Mosul and its surrounding area.

Christians were given an ultimatum by the terrorists: to convert to Islam or be killed. As a result, there was an exodus of all the Christian families from the city itself and in the plain of Niniveh. Most fled to the region of Erbil in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Catholic Church in Iraqi Kurdistan is now overwhelmed, trying to help the thousands of refugees who have fled here, needing not only a roof over their heads but also food, clothing, medical care and, in the longer term, schooling for their children.

It costs almost $338 to provide one family with basic necessities for six months.  Can you help today?

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Pakistan - Keeping the Faith
Against all Odds

A series of anti-Christian atrocities climaxed on March 27, 2016 when Christians celebrating Easter were targeted in a suicide bomb blast at Lahore’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park. The attack killed 72 people (including 29 children) and injured 340 others.

Just hours after the terrorist strike, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, OFM of Lahore visited with victims of the blast, “I visited every bedside and every victim, of whatever faith.”

Comprising a Catholic community of about 500,000 people, the Archdiocese of Lahore’s faithful make up less than two percent of the local population. Their minority status—coupled with their poverty—puts Christians and others in the region at direct risk of intimidation and oppression in a country where the rule of law often does not apply.  They need our prayers and support today.

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Archbishop Sebastian Shaw
Children praying in South Sudan

Help God's Faithful in South Sudan

In the last three years, more than 50,000 have died and nearly 2.5 million people have been forced from their homes in this, the world’s youngest country.  The faithful continue to live the horrors of bloodshed, abduction and assaults on women and girls.

With your support, Aid to the Church in Need is helping, in particular, the youngest victims of violence by funding Church programs like the House of Hope, started by The Missionaries of the Divine Word in the Parish of Lainya, where youth can play, learn to work as a team and do their homework.

Any amount will aid God’s most vulnerable in their daily struggle to survive. Thank you and God bless you.

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Christians Under Siege

Priest was ISIS captive: 'I am journeying towards freedom'
"The presence of the Blessed Virgin, our Mother, and the prayer of the Rosary were my spiritual weapons."

Pope Francis in Egypt: 'Re-knitting the ties with Islam'
"Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with more than 1.5 billion Muslims present in almost every country of the world. We cannot ignore it."

This year, Christians in Aleppo will great Easter with joy
"The resurrection of Christ gives us hope, strength and the victory of life, which is why we always say, 'If God is for us, then who can be against us?'"

Christ's bounty in Damascus
Defiant of powerlessness, these men and women religious put up a wall of lamentation with their love, ensuring a charitable presence among people who have lost everything.

Projects in Need

A House for the Sacred Heart Fathers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The new parish is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the existing parish church is already an important step in the right direction. But the Fathers themselves also need a house, so that they can be constantly available and accessible to others. Can you help?

The North American College Runs for Erbil, Iraq
Seminarians studying at the North American College in Rome are planning to run across the Italian peninsula to benefit the suffering members of the Church in the Middle East - specifically displaced families in Erbil, Iraq.

10,000 Child's Bibles for Indigenous Faithful in Brazil
10,000 copies are to be printed in the Macuxi language so that children, young people and even adults, who otherwise have no Bibles, can read the colorfully illustrated Bible stories in their own language and allow the Gospel message to penetrate and form their hearts.

Support for the Life and Ministry of Religious Sisters and Deacons in Venezuela
The Sisters and the deacons themselves, too, have to struggle for their daily bread, for vital medical care and for the essential tools they urgently need for themselves and for others. We are proposing to help them with a contribution of $11,600. Will you help with your support?

Church Around the World

The missionary vocation of the Church in Africa
"The African Church can humbly offer the West the marvels that God has worked in her through the Holy Spirit, and the tribulations that Jesus continues to endure in the sufferings and material needs of his faithful there."

Violence convulses DRC, targets the Church
"The Catholic Church in this country never let itself be co-opted by any political group. Now attempts are being made to embroil the Church in the conflict."

In Niger, witnessing Christ's love to Muslims
"In some of the villages of Niger, people even thought I must have been white at birth, because I was Catholic!"

Witness to the persecution of Christians in North Korea
Among these "political prisoners" those who suffer the worst treatment are the Christians, since they are regarded as spies, as "anti-revolutionaries of the first class."

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