Good Friday collection helps maintain holy places

Money from the annual Good Friday collection taken up in Catholic churches around the world last year enabled restoration and maintenance on holy places in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Magdala, Capernaum, Mount Tabor and Mount Nebo.

In a letter to Catholic bishops, the prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, said a significant part of the proceeds was used to fund student scholarships, help small businesses, and build houses, schools and sports centres for children.

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