Canadians have responded generously to the joint emergency appeal by the Canadian Bishops and Development and Peace for donations to assist the thousands of Syrians forced to flee their homes because of the continuing violent conflict. So far, the campaign has raised more than $1 million. The total includes over $187,000 from the people of the Archdiocese of Edmonton – the largest contribution by any Canadian diocese to date. Thank you for your generous gifts and your continuing prayers for peace in that troubled region.

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