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Israel-Gaza Conflict

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, April 4, 2021./ Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Patriarch Calls for Peace, Cooperation in Holy Land

May 24, 2021

The Patriarch of Jerusalem urged peace, mutual understanding, and cooperation among religious groups in his homily on Saturday, underscoring the unique character of the city of Jerusalem and the importance of maintaining peace.

Pope Francis addresses new ambassadors accredited to the Holy See in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 21, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Calls for Global Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land

May 21, 2021

Pope Francis on Friday asked Catholics around the world to pray for peace in the Middle East as he addressed ambassadors newly accredited to the Holy See.

Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip/ Mohammed Hinnawi/UNRWA

Remember the Humanity on Both Sides of Israel-Gaza conflict, Catholic Aid Group Insists

May 20, 2021

Catholics must be mindful of the humanity on both sides of conflict in Israel and Gaza, said a top official at a global Catholic aid agency shortly before the conflict reportedly reached a cease-fire on Thursday.

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his official visit to Kiev, 2017./ Shutterstock.

Vatican Wants to "do everything possible" to End Israel-Gaza Conflict: Cardinal Parolin

May 19, 2021

The Vatican Secretary of State said Tuesday that the Holy See is committed to doing everything it can to help end the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address at the Vatican./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Children’s Deaths in Israel-Gaza Conflict ‘terrible and unacceptable’

May 16, 2021

Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal Sunday for an end to surging violence in the Holy Land.