Tag Archives: Palestine

How can the Church promote peace in the Holy Land?

As conflict has erupted once again between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarchal Vicar said that the Catholic Church has a unique role to play in bringing about justice and peace. “When two religious communities lay claim to the same area, we have a recipe for disaster, particular when members of the

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Cardinal Nichols visits Gaza’s Christians

‘Their numbers are small, but their faith is strong,’ the cardinal said Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday to offer support to the territory’s tiny Christian minority. The Archbishop of Westminster praised Gaza’s Christians, whose numbers have dwindled during a decade of Hamas rule and an Israeli-Egyptian blockade. “There has always been

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Unrest flares in West Bank and Jerusalem

Four Israelis were recently killed in Jerusalem in an apparent act of revenge for the killing of a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint Unrest flared in early October throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, which has experienced tensions during September, largely over the status of the contested holy site of the Temple Mount or Haram

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Priest offers daily Mass at destroyed West Bank olive orchards

A separation barrier was put up in the Cremisan Valley in August Since hundreds of olive trees were uprooted to make room for a separation barrier through the Cremisan Valley, a stretch of land between the West Bank and Jerusalem, adjacent to a largely Christian village of Beit Jalla, Fr Aktham Hijazin, Annunciation Parish priest,

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