Ottawa, Canada, May 25, 2018 / 14:32 pm
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada is launching a fundraising campaign to help Christians in the Middle East remain in their homelands.
The fundraising campaign launched May 16 is known as "Christians Can't Survive Without You".
"This campaign's very important purpose is to tell Canadian Catholics that they should care about the presence of Christians in the Middle East, because they are the leaven of peace in the Middle East," Carl Hétu, CNEWA Canada's executive director, told The Catholic Register.
"If we turn our backs on what's happening in the Middle East, particularly to the Christians of the Middle East, then we're turning our back on ourselves as Christians," he added.