- A few numbers
- 80,000 Christians
- 0.1 % Christian population
- 5 Communities assisted
- €157,265 In aid donated by l’Œuvre d’Orient
Population: 80,845,215 inhabitants
-Approximately 0.1% of Christians
-Including 10,000 Catholic Armenians, Syrians, and Chaldeans
Official language: Turkish
The Pope in Turkey
– Pope Benedict XVI visited Turkey from 28 November to 1 December 2006.
– Pope Francis also visited Turkey from 28 to 30 November 2014.
L’Œuvre d’Orient’s projects in Turkey
L’Œuvre d’Orient helps refugees in Turkey, mainly Chaldeans from Mosul, through Monsignor François Yakan, Chaldean Patriarchal Administrator of Diarbekir.
It supports the geriatric centre and the Peace Hospital in Istanbul run by the Daughters of Charity and many social projects and schools mainly in Istanbul and Izmir.