Diocesan events in solidarity with the people of the Middle East

Friday, September 5, 2014

Symbol-chretien-IrakSince the appeal by Pope Francis on August 7, 2014, and throughout these past weeks, most Catholic dioceses across Canada have expressed their solidarity with the people in the Middle East, and invited parishes to remember the Middle East situation in the Prayers of the Faithful. In addition, dioceses are also encouraging Catholics to support assistance and development agencies which are collecting funds for the suffering people of Iraq, Gaza and Syria. Three national Catholic agencies are supporting special projects in the region for emergency assistance and reconstruction: the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, CNEWA Canada, and Aid to the Church in Need.

Over the coming days and weeks, a number of dioceses will host or collaborate in various events:

Other events that took place in past weeks: