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Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

Remember the humanity on both sides of Israel-Gaza conflict, Catholic aid group insists

Catholics must be mindful of the humanity on both sides of conflict in Israel and Gaza, said a top official... Read more

U.S. bishops pray for peace as Israel-Hamas conflict rages

The U.S. bishops’ conference offered prayers for peace in the Holy Land on Thursday, as conflict between Israel and Hamas... Read more

Gaza-Israel border.

Pope prays for peace amid escalating violence in Gaza

At least eight Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured by Israeli military forces last week, during the second week... Read more

  Bishop William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem, speaks with CNA on May 26, 2014.

No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from... Read more

OFDA hygiene kits at CRS warehouse.

Aid workers grateful for Gaza ceasefire, but remain wary

A new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is offering locals and aid workers invaluable time to safely secure essential... Read more

An Israeli tank moves positions near the Israeli-Gaza border the morning of July 18, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night Israel sent troops into Gaza.

Despite Gaza violence, Catholic relief agency works for peace

Though fighting has escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants based in the Gaza Strip, a Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman has... Read more

Indian migrants pray in the Holy Land.

Catholics in Holy Land pray for peace, reconciliation

Under the back and forth of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, concerned Catholic migrants from India are praying for peace... Read more