‘They have taken our homes,but they will never take our faith.’
Pope Francis prayed that "the international community would not stand by mute and unresponsive before such unacceptable crimes."
For it is only in giving, in sharing, that we find the source of our joy and come to experience salvation.
"We can no longer turn our heads away from the human suffering of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.”
Link to full encyclical letter provided.
The initial targets of CRS aid will be the thousands in need of shelter.
“The Church today is a Church of martyrs: they suffer, they give their lives and we receive the blessing of God for their witness.”
According to Amnesty International, at least 2,000 women have been abducted in 38 mass kidnappings in northeast Nigeria since the start of 2014.
Read Pope Francis' homily and see photos from Palm Sunday liturgies around the world.
'Our brothers shed their blood solely because they are Christians.'