In a video message Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and material support for persecuted Christians.
“How many people are being persecuted because of their faith, forced to abandon their homes, their places of worship, their lands, their loved ones!
They are persecuted and killed because they are Christians. Those who persecute them make no distinction between the religious communities to which they belong.
I ask you: how many of you pray for persecuted Christians?
Do it with me, that they may be supported by the prayers and material help of all the Churches and communities.”
Watch the full video below.
How you can help?
This Lent you can help support displaced families who have lost everything with a Survival Pack.
Survival Pack include the essentials they need to survive – Food, Water, clothing and shelter.