Please Help Iraqi Christians Return Home

On June 10, 2014, ISIS forces killed and looted their way through Mosul. Christians were told to convert to Islam or leave, abandoning their homes and possessions. On Aug. 6, 2014, ISIS swept across the Nineveh plains, forcing 120,000 Christians to flee overnight to Erbil, Kurdistan. Your support has helped care for them ever since.

Today, ISIS is on the run and the Nineveh plains have already seen the return of hundreds of Christian families. Please join in supporting the rebuilding of the nine Christian towns and villages on the Nineveh plains. The faithful of Iraq need your prayers and sacrifice.

Thank you and God bless you.

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Support the Formation of 16 Young Novices in Ukraine

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Lord and the Holy Virgin of Matará, who are based in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in Western Ukraine, provide catechetical and religious instruction, organize retreat days and help young people to discern their vocation in life. They also care for orphans and for the sick and elderly, who often suffer great need in Ukraine.

Currently there are 16 young women in the novitiate, preparing to one day commit themselves permanently to the service of God and their fellow men.  Can you help?


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Christians Under Siege

Iraqi Christians are racing against time
If they don't soon reclaim their homes on the Nineveh Plains, Christianity in Iraq will be at grave risk

On Iraq's Nineveh Plains, a Christian village is coming back to life
"There is water and electricity and the Church is helping us. It is really wonderful to be able to live here again."

In Aleppo, the dead await final resting place
"Doors and gravestones were also pillaged and several graves were opened."

Prelate reclaims his Archdiocese of Mosul
"People will return from time to time to check on their houses, but at the moment one cannot permanently stay in Mosul."

Projects in Need

Support the Formation of 16 Young Novices in Ukraine
Currently there are 16 young women in the novitiate, preparing to one day commit themselves permanently to the service of God and their fellow men. Will you give to support the formation of these young women?

Help Holy Spirit Fathers with their Pastoral Work in an Underdeveloped Region of Ethiopia
Will you give to help these Holy Spirit Fathers better serve and develop this poor region of Ethiopia? We are sure they will gratefully remember you in their prayers.

Pastoral care for Poor Christian Couples and Families in Pakistan
It is the bishop's deepest wish to be able to help these families hold together in difficult circumstances and live their Christian faith in such a way that peace, harmony and love can prevail within them. Can you help?

Support 38 Religious Sisters Serving the Poorest of the Poor in Argentina
These Sisters visit families in the villages, care for the sick and elderly, pray with the people and manage to introduce a little light and laughter into their poverty stricken homes. Will you help support them?

Church Around the World

Research project honors the martyrs of El Salvador
"All of us who fought for the dignity of the poor were threatened and persecuted. I just did not want to be tortured before I died."

In Nigeria, deadly violence hits faithful at Mass
"This attack is terribly inhuman and barbaric and we condemn the killings wholeheartedly."

Help for those orphaned and widowed by Boko Haram in Nigeria
"They took hold of my husband and told him to convert to Islam. When he refused, he was slaughtered in front of my eyes."

Catholic schools are pillar of the Church in Sudan
"Many of the children would spend the whole day roaming around the streets if they didn't come to us in school. Their parents show little concern for them."

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