Posts Tagged ‘Israeli-Gaza conflict’

Catholic parishioner’s plight in Gaza conflict

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
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Amidst the ongoing Gaza conflict, a parishioner at the region’s sole Catholic parish has illuminated the daily challenges faced by the community. In a letter published in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Suhail Abo Dawood emphasised the significance of practices like daily Mass and the Rosary amidst the backdrop of war and food scarcity. “We Read more

‘Stop The War’: Pope Francis pleads for peace in Ukraine, Gaza wars

Monday, April 29th, 2024

The pope issued a plea for an end to the wars raging in Ukraine and Gaza during a rare interview with CBS News on Wednesday. “Please. Countries at war, all of them, stop the war. Look to negotiate. Look for peace,” Pope Francis told “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell during the hourlong interview. “A Read more

Top Franciscan appeals to friars to stay in Holy Land despite threats

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Father Massimo Fusarelli, leader of the worldwide Franciscan order, has appealed to his fellow Franciscans to stay put in the Holy Land despite rising tensions and threats to physical safety due to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Speaking in an April 18 interview with the Franciscan-run Custodia magazine, Fusarelli Read more

Pope shows off rosary of slain Ukrainian soldier, denounces ‘madness of war’

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Pope Francis led thousands of people in a moment of silence Wednesday to pray for the aid workers killed by an Israeli strike in Gaza and a young Ukrainian soldier named Oleksandre who was killed in ‘’this madness of war.” Francis appealed anew for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages taken Read more

Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, calls for end of Gaza conflict

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the conflict in Gaza, as he showed signs of recovery after suffering from bronchitis. On Saturday, the 87-year-old pope delegated the reading of a speech at a ceremony to an aide, and on Wednesday, he made a brief trip to a Rome hospital after he missed Read more

Aides defend Pope from charges of false equivalence on Gaza war

Monday, November 27th, 2023

A group of Italian rabbis and other prominent Jewish leaders have struck back against Pope Francis’s referral Wednesday to the ongoing war in Gaza as “terrorism.” The group asserts that he’s falsely equating the aggressors with the victims, while the pope’s aides insist he’s not “overlooking” the Hamas attack that launched the conflict. In a Read more