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Good Friday Appeal: Be Together in Fraternity with Holy Land Christians

(Rome/e.p.) – “The annual Lenten journey towards the Pasch of the Lord offers a propitious occasion to sensitize the Catholic Church around the world with regard to the Holy Land by promoting relevant initiatives of prayer and fraternal charity.”

So begins this year’s appeal to bishops for the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land.

Signed March 1st by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri and Archbishop Cyril Vasil, respectively prefect and secretary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, the letter reminds the world’s bishops “of the unceasing request of Pope Benedict XVI that the mission of the Church in the Holy Places be generously supported.”

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