Support for Christians in need



The troubled situation in Cyprus has yet to change. Barbed wire, walls, barriers and a buffer zone manned by UN soldiers separate the Republic of Cyprus from the remaining territory in the northern part of the island, which has been controlled by Turkey since 1974. A division which, along with taking a heavy toll on the local population, severely affects the immense Christian cultural heritage in the occupied northern area.

A land of the apostles and an important point of passage for St. Francis, Cyprus is now a country rich in thousand-year old archeological ruins, ancient Byzantine churches and monasteries, and amazing medieval Gothic cathedrals. But it is also a country where the Franciscan presence is critical to curbing poverty and neglect.

The Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land in Cyprus carry out socio-welfare activities (in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca):


  • Social Center of St Joseph the Migrant, a center sun by the Franciscan sisters of Sacred Heart that in Nicosia offers assistance and training to foreign immigrants.
  • Terra Sancta College inNicosia, the island’s oldest school
  • Saint Francis Refuge, that offers health care to the poor and organizes recreation activities inside Limassol’s parish
  • Mary school run by the sisters of Sacred Heart in Limassol
  • Holy Land Rest House, a retirement home for elderly women run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Larnaca.


  • Support for the maintenance and management of spaces
  • Support for the neediest people


  • Migrants
  • Elderly in Larnaca
  • Poor and needy


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Or you can donate by BANK TRANSFER through your bank account and give your support to:

Banca Popolare Etica
IBAN: IT 56 R 05018 12101 000014400444


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