8 churches in Baghdad close… but we are still there

August

Baghdad

CBN News reports this week that eight Catholic churches in Baghdad were closed in May. The decision, taken by the Vatican, is the result of a dwindling congregation, many of whom have fled the city or are too afraid to go to Sunday Mass. Despite this sad news, we will continue to fund the health clinic at St George’s Church and provide food packages to members of the congregation there.

St George’s in Baghdad, the only Anglican Church in Iraq
 

For those wanting to support our work at St George’s, here is a reminder of what the clinic offers and what it costs to run.

Northern Iraq

As Iraqi government forces clear the last remnants of ISIS from Mosul and the surrounding area, 700,000 of the city’s inhabitants are still displaced and living in an archipelago of temporary camps. Our team on the ground visited two of these camps this week, providing food and water to occupants of Debaga camp in Makhmour, which is home to over 30,000 IDPs, and Hassan Sham, an emergency processing camp on the outskirts of Mosul. Here are some photos from the visit:

If you would like to support our work, please make a donation. Every donation, however small, makes a big difference to the people we are helping in Iraq and Jordan.

Making a donation

If you are a UK resident, you can make a single or regular donation via our website by clicking here.

American supporters can make a donation via our sister organisation, FRRME America, by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can make a donation to our humanitarian appeal by clicking here.

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Stewardship

 We are registered with Stewardship, which has set up a support fund for our foundation. You can also support us by making gifts to Stewardship for our fund. Where applicable, the value of your gifts may be increased by use of Gift Aid (worth 25% if you are a UK taxpayer). Please see the attached FORM. Once complete, please return to: Stewardship, Unit A, 1 Lamb’s Passage, London EC1Y 8AB.

Thank you for your support,

The FRRME Team
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