(Radio Poland) - The southwestern Polish city of Wrocław has collected PLN 1.1 million in funds as part of a campaign to benefit the Syrian town of Aleppo.
The funds, the equivalent of some USD 300,000, will go to provide medical equipment for the St. Louis Hospital in Aleppo.
The fundraiser, part of the Aleppo Relief campaign, was a joint ecumenical initiative by four different Christian denominations, the Roman Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession, the Orthodox Church and the Byzantine Catholic Church, acting jointly with the local authorities and chambers of commerce.
The Bishop of Aleppo, Georges Loutfallah Abou Khazen, is due to visit Wrocław on November 5 and deliver thanksgiving homilies in the city’s St. John’s Cathedral and two other churches. (mk/gs)