Collection for Holy Land Planned for Good Friday

VATICAN CITY, MAR. 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- On Good Friday all dioceses worldwide are asked to contribute to the Pontifical Collection for the Holy Places, to help «brothers in Jerusalem who live in poverty.»

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This initiative, proposed by the Vatican Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, reminds the faithful that the Holy Land shrines must be preserved.

«The Holy Land needs the support of the faithful to worthily maintain the evangelical shrines, welcome pilgrims from all over the world, and support the Christian community with pastoral, charitable, educational and social works,» the collection´s organizers said in a message.

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