2006-07-24 17:04:07

Cor Unum Appeals for Aid

(24 July 2006 - RV) Pope Benedict has renewed his appeal "to charitable organizations to help all the people struck by the pitiless conflict in the Middle East."

So far emergency teams from various Catholic relief agencies uder the blanket of Caritas Internationalis are on the ground trying desperately to respond to the increasing humanitarian needs of those affected by the escalating violence.

Director of Caritas Lebanon is George Khouri. he told us what some of the main obstacles to their work are… RealAudioMP3

The Vatican's charity run by the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum" today published a request for aid to those suffering because of the conflict in the middle east.

The press release states:

“The Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' wishes, in the name of the Holy Father, to demonstrate its closeness to those who are suffering, (by) sending preliminary aid to help shelter the thousands of displaced people.

"This aid is directed towards a project being promoted by Caritas Lebanon, the Custody of the Holy Land, the Avsi Foundation and other organizations present on the ground, in order to supply materials for welcome centers, drinking water, food and hygiene kits, and medicines."

Donations for this special collection of funds can be made online by going to www.vatican.va and clicking on the link for the English version of the website. Click on the link for “Peter’s Pence” and follow the instructions for making a donation. Please be sure to state the reason for the donation as being “for Lebanon.”

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