Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Three Catholic agencies to support that help persecuted Christians in Iraq

Published November 13, 2014

Catholic organizations that serve in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries are urgently in need of support to help suffering and persecuted Christians and other religious minorities being attacked and driven from their homes. Donations can be given to:

  • Catholic Relief Services, working with Caritas Iraq, is providing food, water, living supplies, shelters, reopening schools and preparing to help in the harsh northern Iraq winter. Donate online at or call 1-877-435-7277 (8 a.m.-11 p.m. ET) or mail to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303.
  • Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity under the guidance of the pope, which has given over $3.5 million in aid to Iraqi and Syrian Christians being driven from their homes. Urgently asking every parish to join them in prayer and support for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Syria. One hundred percent of all donations will support this need. Donate online at or call 1-800-628-6333 or mail to Aid to the Church in Need, 725 Leonard St., P.O. Box 220384, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
  • Catholic Near East Welfare Association, an agency of the Holy See active in Iraq for more than 50 years, which is sending emergency funds to Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena and Chaldean and Syriac Catholic archbishops. Donate online at, call 1-800- 442-6392, or mail to CNEWA, 1011 First Ave., New York, NY 10022-4195.