Ordo Equestris Sancti Sepulchri
Letter from the Grand Master on welcoming refugees in Europe
To all European Lieutenants
As the world knows, our Holy Father has launched an appeal to all Catholics in
Europe to host refugees fleeing terrorism and war in their countries.
As members of this Pontifical Order of the Holy Sepulchre, we have a special
duty to be at the forefront in our parishes and communities to meet this
challenge of solidarity, especially towards our brothers from the biblical
territories. May I ask for your assistance?
I would hope that, in each European Lieutenancy, concrete initiatives would be
undertaken to this end. In this severe crisis, sacrifices are called for in
fulfilling the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Please prayerfully consult
and determine within your Lieutenancy how you will respond. I would hope to hear the results of your deliberations and will share them
throughout the Order.
The Feast of Our Lady of Palestine will be a perfect opportunity to show our
I count on your urgent attention on this matter, and assure each one of you of
my daily prayers.
Edwin Cardinal O’Brien
00120 - Città del Vaticano
Tel. 39 - 06 - 6877347
Fax 39 - 06 - 6877632