CNA Staff, Jun 23, 2020 / 07:30 am America/Denver (CNA).
A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to support a fund helping families and schools in the Holy Land affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Cardinal Fernando Filoni told EWTN News June 22 that the pandemic is “creating a lot of preoccupation” in the region.
The Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre noted that the organization created a COVID-19 humanitarian support fund in May.
The order, which dates back to at least the 14th century, has an estimated 30,000 members in 40 countries.
Filoni said: “It is an act of generosity, an act of charity to the families which have no other income, and we know that Christian families sometimes are poorer, so answering to them is a question also of sharing with them their concerns and taking on our shoulders also a little bit of their heavy situation.”