Rome Newsroom, 15 February, 2023 / 1:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Vatican is joining the Italian government and NGOs in sending help to the suffering people of Turkey and Syria.
According to Vatican News, Pope Francis has provided 10,000 thermal shirts for people who do not have adequate shelter in Turkey and Syria.
The pope has also sent financial aid to Syria through the country’s apostolic nunciature, Vatican almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski told Vatican News.
Boxes of thermal shirts took sail from the port of Naples, Italy, on the morning of Feb. 15, together with other aid from NGOs and the Italian government. The shirts were brought to the southern port city on the evening of Feb. 14 by Krajewski.
The shirts and other supplies are expected to arrive in Turkey’s port city of Iskenderun in two days.