For the 20 elderly and infirm Sisters living in the Jeita convent Jeita today, there is no heating and in winter it can get extremely cold. This is not only hard to endure for these already frail Sisters but also scarcely inviting for any guests who may wish to stay. The congregation has therefore decided to install a central heating system, but the cost is too high for them alone and so they have turned to ACN for help.
“Just as in the early Church the shedding of the blood of martyrs became the seed of new Christians, so today the blood of the many martyrs of all the Churches has become the seed of Christian unity.” Pope Francis
Chaldeans, Syrian Orthodox, Armenians, Melkites, Maronites, Assyrians of the East—in today’s Middle East, men, women and children and their clergy belonging to all Christian denominations are hunted, tortured and killed simply because of their faith in Jesus.
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Every year the Archdiocese of Erbil organizes a series of retreat days for young people. They are aimed particularly at those young adults who for the whole year are deeply engaged in the life of the parishes, such as catechetical work, or work in the youth groups.
Since the summer of 2014, when the forces of the terrorist militia, the so-called “Islamic State,” declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq and eastern Syria, spreading fear and horror with their bestial cruelty, some 3.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes within Iraq alone.