The PIME missionaries (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), publishers of the online journal asianews.it, have been calling for donations to a fund they set up almost a fortnight ago to assist Christians displaced or otherwise adversely affected in northern Iraq. All funds are to go to the Chaldean Catholic patriarchate in Baghdad to assist those in great need in the north.
Asianews.it has said that PIME:
. . . has decided to respond to this appeal by raising funds for our brothers and sisters who have been robbed of their right to life and liberty. To feed a Christian from Mosul takes about 160 € (US$ 215) a month; 40 € (US$ 54) a week; and 5 € (US$ 7) a day.
We invite all our readers and friends to play their part, going beyond indignation and condemnation, expressing our solidarity through our support to Iraqi Christians. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, who will distribute them according to the needs of each family.