Father Gabriel Romanelli

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The Missionaries of Charity convent located on the compound of Holy Family Parish, the only Catholic church in Gaza, was damaged by rocket fire on Dec. 16, 2023.

Convent in Gaza uninhabitable after taking fire; residents take refuge in parish church

Dec 20, 2023

By Marinella Bandini

The convent, which was home to over 54 disabled persons as well as three religious sisters, was greatly damaged by... Read more

Palestinians move towards the Nahal Oz border crossing with Israel, east of Gaza City, on Oct. 7, 2023.

Pope Francis calls Gaza priest as Israel announces blockade

Oct 10, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope called Father Gabriel Romanelli, pastor of Holy Family Church, the only Catholic Church in Gaza City and in... Read more

Holy Family Catholic Church in Gaza at Christmas 2021.

Pastor of only Catholic church in Gaza: ‘Never have we seen things like this time’

Oct 10, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Father Gabriel Romanelli expressed his gratitude for the closeness, concern, and prayers, along with the “hundreds of messages” he receives... Read more