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Saturday 18 February 2017

Lent Project: Aid to the Church in Need in Syria

Pope Francis has been calling again and again in recent months for an end to the war in Syria. An Aid to the Church in Need delegate, visiting the country last year, wrote: The need is especially acute for Christians who have fled persecution at the hands of extremists bent on destroying the Church whose roots date back to St Paul and the first flowering of our Faith. 

We must do all we can to help our suffering brothers and sisters in Christian communities across the Middle East who have been largely forgotten and are often ignored by the media.

For that reason all our charitable giving this Lent from St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's will be directed to the Aid to the Church in Need's Syria Project.

John Pontifex's report from Syria can be read here.