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A Palestinian girl stands in front of a building destroyed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. May 6, 2019.

CRS: Situation in Gaza still dire, despite ceasefire

Although a ceasefire has calmed a violent situation in Gaza, one Catholic aid agency warned that the people living there... 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

The Interfaith Women's group in Lahore held a candlelight prayer service for victims of violence in Iraq and Gaza.

Interfaith women's group begs UN to act in Middle East

An inter-religious women’s group in Pakistan has appealed to the United Nations to offer support and protection for those suffering... Read more

Fr. David Neuhaus, Patriarchal vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics, speaks with CNA August 28, 2014.

Jerusalem priest to Israel, Palestine: Humanize one another

Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only... 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

(L-R) Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis, Israeli president Shimon Peres, and Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, June 8, 2014.

Interreligious leaders call for two-state solution in Holy Land

More than 30 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in the United States called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Gaza... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

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

Aboard the papal flight to South Korea today, Pope Francis led an impromptu moment of silence to pray for a... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope appeals for peace in Iraq, Gaza during Sunday angelus

After leading faithful in the Marian prayer, Pope Francis again urged prayers and international help for the current conflict in... 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

Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, in Rome July 1, 2014.

Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire, lasting peace in Gaza

In a statement issued during a special session of the Human Rights Council, the Holy See urged an immediate ceasefire... Read more