Support for Christians of Holy Land Urged

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 24, 2004 ( John Paul II made an urgent appeal for aid to Christians in the Holy Land, who face a life of violence and social and economic unrest.

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The Pope expressed this concern today when receiving the participants in the annual meeting of the Assembly of Organizations for Aid to the Eastern Churches (ROACO), which is under the Holy See.

«It is necessary to persevere, praying intensely for the peace of the peoples who live in Jesus’ land,» the Pope said.

«May those Christians, who suffer so much from the enduring violence and other numerous problems that cause economic impoverishment, social conflicts, and human and cultural humiliation, not be lacking in the support of the whole Catholic Church,» he said.

The Holy Father mentioned the importance of the collection taken up in all Catholic churches on Good Friday for the Catholic communities of the Holy Land.

With this initiative, «it is possible to attend to urgent needs and to promote the spirit of mutual acceptance and respect, fostering the maturation of a common will of reconciliation,» he added. «This will contribute to build the much desired peace.»

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