These are our brothers and sisters in Christ and the time has come for us to reach out and help them. As a first step, we need to have a better understanding of the situation as it currently exists. To that end, the diocese will host two information sessions in November.
On Tuesday, November 11 (English) and Wednesday, November 12 (French), Carl Hétu, executive director of CNEWA Canada, and Genevieve Gallant of Development and Peace will make a joint presentation about the situation of Christians in the Middle East. Please show your solidarity by coming out to learn what you can do to help. The presentations begin at 7 pm at the Agora Catholic Centre (301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall).
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), which was founded by Pope Pius XI, has been working in this area for more than 85 years. They have seen firsthand the plight of the Christians in this part of the world.
"No religious, political or economic motives can justify what is happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children:" Pope Francis