Syrian Children Send Candles To Every Country To Ask For Prayers For Peace

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This Christmas, special attention is being given to Syrian children who’ve been trapped in eight years of war, some who have never even seen peace in their country.

The international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need is launching its 2018 Christmas campaign: “Candles for peace in Syria.” It’s not only a response to the dramatic humanitarian situation caused by the war, but a support for the Christian presence in the Middle East, so it doesn’t disappear.

Thousands of these Syrian children have written messages and lit candles, praying for peace in their country.

“The children are especially in need of peace, to live in peace and to feel peace. This is because they lost a lot of this peace to go out of their houses and to play out of their houses; and to come to the Church because there are a lot of voices and bombs surrounding them,” said Fr. Lukas Awad, St. Mart Syrian Orthodox Church, Homs.

Now Aid to the Church in Need will carry these same candles to many countries around the world, to transmit the light of hope during Advent and Christmas.

The campaign “Candles for Peace in Syria” wants to remind the world of the tragic situation the Christians in Syria are facing and demonstrate the world’s solidarity with them with millions of candles.