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How can you support Christians in the Holy Land? Go there.

Nov 16, 2014 - 06:01 am .- If you’re looking for a way to support Christians in the Holy Land, consider making a pilgrimage, advises an Italian cardinal who himself recently visited Palestine and Israel.

Indians in Holy Land eager to celebrate Nativity of Mary

Sep 4, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Spiritual preparations for the Nativity of Mary blending culture and faith are underway in the Holy Land, where the Indian Chaplaincy serves emigrants from Goa and elsewhere in India.

No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and that compromise is vital on both sides for it to last.

Interreligious leaders call for two-state solution in Holy Land

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- More than 30 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in the United States called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict in a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday.

En route to Korea, Pope prays for journalists killed in Gaza

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Aboard the papal flight to South Korea today, Pope Francis led an impromptu moment of silence to pray for a photojournalist who was killed in Gaza, and thanked journalists for their work.

Aid workers grateful for Gaza ceasefire, but remain wary

Aug 5, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- A new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is offering locals and aid workers invaluable time to safely secure essential supplies, but many remain skeptical that it will bring an end to the region’s ongoing violence.

Despite Gaza violence, Catholic relief agency works for peace

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:32 am .- Though fighting has escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants based in the Gaza Strip, a Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman has stressed that the agency still aims to advance peace in the region.

Catholics in Holy Land pray for peace, reconciliation

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Under the back and forth of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, concerned Catholic migrants from India are praying for peace in the Holy Land.

Vatican: prayer with Abbas, Peres opening 'road to peace'

Jun 6, 2014 - 08:56 am .- The Vatican has released the details for Sunday’s prayer between Pope Francis and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, stating that although peace will not be immediate, it’s a starting point.

Ambassador: diversity of papal delegation speaks of dialogue

May 21, 2014 - 10:36 am .- In comments made to CNA, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See noted that the presence of both a rabbi and a Muslim in the Pope’s delegation to the Holy Land is a milestone in interreligious relations.

Israeli parliament lauds John XXIII as example of unity

May 16, 2014 - 05:42 am .- In an unprecedented session held earlier this week, members of the Israeli parliament praised St John XXIII for his efforts in improving Jewish-Christian relations, both before and during his pontificate.

Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

May 13, 2014 - 05:12 am .- During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See explained that the visit marks an important historical moment both spiritually and politically.

Migrants in Holy Land look forward to papal visit

Apr 10, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Migrant workers in the Holy Land are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Palestine, Israel and Jordan next month, and are praying for its success.

International bishops call Gaza Christians a 'people of hope'

Jan 23, 2014 - 02:07 am .- A group of bishops from around the world who visited the Gaza Strip this month has praised the “courageous” Christian communities continuing to live and work in the “seemingly hopeless situation” there.

Bishop Pates visits Holy Land in hopes of encouraging peace

Jan 6, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- The US bishops' representative for international justice and peace is traveling to Palestine and Israel to support peace efforts in the region, and the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.

Interfaith leaders support Israeli-Palestine peace talks

Jul 30, 2013 - 11:08 am .- Leaders from various faiths, including three U.S. bishops, sent a letter of support to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his promise to prioritize Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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