Posts Tagged ‘Israeli-Gaza Strip conflict’

Israeli army surrounds Mother Teresa nuns’ Gaza facility

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
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The Gaza headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is under siege by the Israeli army according to one of the nuns inside the building. The nuns and their 60 guests, most of whom are disabled and handicapped, are trapped in the facility without food, water, medicine, electricity or Read more

Dispute erupts over whether pope called Gaza situation a ‘genocide’

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

A messy dispute broke out on Wednesday over whether Pope Francis used the word “genocide” to describe events in Gaza, with Palestinians who met with him insisting that he did and the Vatican saying he did not. The opposing versions emerged at an afternoon press conference with 10 Palestinians who met the pope on Wednesday Read more

Jordan’s Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with Gaza

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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In a gesture of solidarity with Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Jordan’s Council of Churches announced they will cancel Christmas celebrations and festivities. The Council’s leaders made the announcement on November 5 to express deepening concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis engulfing Palestinian civilians in Gaza. In lieu of the usual Christmas bazaars, gift distributions, decorations, and Read more

Francis mobilises Vatican diplomats in peace diplomacy

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Pope Francis and Vatican diplomats are actively mobilising their efforts to address ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Holy Land. The Pope has made it clear that pursuing peace is a top priority. Meanwhile, Vatican officials are working tirelessly to promote peace through various channels. “I encourage faithful to take only one side in this Read more

Pope implores Israeli and Palestinian leaders – spare the children

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Pope Francis is urging Israeli and Palestinian leaders to put down their arms and spare the children, in the latest round of hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The injury and death of so many innocent people puts the entire area at risk of sinking into “a spiral of death and destruction,” he says. Read more