Working through the PMS, Catholic Mission is partnering with missionary priests, religious sisters, and lay missionaries to provide ongoing pastoral support and assistance to those impacted by the earthquakes.
In the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey (officially known as Türkiye) and Syria in February, countless people were injured and left homeless, while tens of thousands lost their lives. In their time of need, many mobilised to provide immediate assistance, including the Church.
Working through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), Catholic Mission is partnering with missionary priests, religious sisters, and lay missionaries on the ground providing ongoing pastoral support and assistance to those impacted by the earthquakes. In time, the PMS will turn to rebuilding and repairing church structures.
To provide immediate relief to families that have suffered catastrophic loss, PMS has mobilised its network of missionary priests, religious sisters, lay missionaries to aid survivors.
The situation is critical with many people having lost family members, parents having lost their children and children having lost their parents.
The devastating situation is worsened by the current cold spell, leaving families without a safe roof and a warm place to take refuge.
“My message is an invitation to prayer and generosity, not only now, but also afterwards,” says Father Adrian Loza, OFM, National Director of the PMS in Turkey. “After the first moments, the second and third phases will start. From mourning to reconstruction. We will have to rebuild and repair many buildings and churches to serve the people, as well as help people move forward.”
Will you partner with missionary priests, religious sisters, lay missionaries and local workers as they bring hope and relief to those in need?