Rome Newsroom, May 11, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is calling for justice and peace amid an escalation of violence in the city.
“Our Church has been clear that peace requires justice. Insofar as far as the rights of everyone, Israelis and Palestinians, are not upheld and respected, there will be no justice and therefore no peace in the city,” it said in a statement published May 10.
“It is our duty not to ignore injustice nor any aggression against human dignity regardless of who is committing them.”
Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa has served as the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem since November and governs the Latin Catholics in Israel and the Palestinian territories in that role.