Good Friday Collection to Benefit the Holy Land

Catholics around the world are asked to contribute to the annual Pontifical Collection benefiting the Holy Land on Good Friday, April 18.

Catholics around the world are asked to contribute to the annual Pontifical Collection benefiting the Holy Land on Good Friday, April 18.

The collection aims to promote among the Christian faithful a love of the Holy Land; and assist those in the region with pastoral, charitable, educational and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.

“On Good Friday we wish to raise to the Crucified the cry for peace for Jerusalem so that the world, starting from the land of Jesus, might become the City of Peace,” said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Funds from past collections have been distributed to support parishes, families, schools, universities, and cultural works, through the Custodian of the Holy Land, such as the Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology of the Studium Biblicum Francescanum in Jerusalem, and the Franciscan Media Centre.