Paul VI exhorted the entire Church to a greater cooperation with and attention to the Good Friday Collection, which to this day allows us to be able to sustain all kinds of pastoral, educational and social programs for local Christians, to assist pilgrims, and to intensify our apostolates.
Rich countries and poor countries, all cultures and all ages contribute to the life of the holy places and the Christians of the Holy Land.
This is its most beautiful aspect, and perhaps we do not give it enough consideration. It is inevitable that with the worldwide economic changes that have hit many countries very hard in recent years offerings have diminished.
Taken from CUSTODIA TERRAE SANCTA