Baltimore, Dec 30 – Cardinal Gibbons has issued the following appeal to all Christians for aid for the Armenians and Syrians.
“The attempt to retrieve and save the starving peoples in the Near East deserves the sympathetic support of all Christian people. Not only have the Christian inhabitants of Turkey been impoverished and decimated by a succession of wars, but deportation and massacre have destroyed many destroyed many fathers and mothers, leaving hundreds of thousands of orphans to be fed, clothed and provided with homes. The American committee for Armenian and Syrian relief is to undertake to raise, in January, a large sum for this purpose. I hope that all who have been given freely for this and other forms of war relief will be generous still in the face of this greatest tragedy of the war.”