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Christians pray at the Stone of Unction during the Easter Vigil at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem.
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Christians pray at the Stone of Unction during the Easter Vigil at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem.
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Tension, hostility and even violence are the “daily bread” of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, says the cardinal-prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.
In a letter to bishops around the world, he asks for widespread participation in the annual collection on behalf of Christians in the Holy Land, to be taken up during Good Friday services in many dioceses.
Proceeds are distributed to Latin and Eastern Catholic bishops, parishes, schools and projects in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Egypt.
Tension, hostility and even violence are the “daily bread” of many of the Christian communities living in the biblical lands of the Middle East, says the cardinal-prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.


In a letter to bishops around the world, he asks for widespread participation in the annual collection on behalf of Christians in the Holy Land, to be taken up during Good Friday services in many dioceses.


Proceeds are distributed to Latin and Eastern Catholic bishops, parishes, schools and projects in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Egypt.




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