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The Gaza-Israel border.

Catholic leaders condemn use of disproportionate force at Gaza-Israel border

During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis lamented the latest violence in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, expressing his distress that the region... 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 Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was closed for three days last month in protest of the tax plan.

Christian leaders in US oppose plan to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem

Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir... Read more

Christ's tomb within The Edicule (shrine) inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

Holy Sepulchre shut down to protest 'alarming' Israeli policies

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been closed indefinitely to protest two proposals that Christian leaders see... Read more

A view overlooking Jerusalem in March 2017.

Vatican voices concern over Trump's Jerusalem move

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,... Read more

Boys play soccer on a basketball court in Jerusalem.

Christians in Holy Land voice fear over Trump's Jerusalem move

Christians leaders in Jerusalem have voiced fear over the repercussionss of America's recognition of the city as Israel's capital, asking... Read more

What the Holy See told the UN about Middle East Christians

The Middle East needs peace, human rights, and the continued presence of Christians, a Holy See diplomat told the U.N.... Read more

An Israeli border police officer is seen during a Friday prayer in the Ras el-Amud Area outside the Old City of Jerusalem, July 21, 2017.

How can the Church promote peace in the Holy Land?

As conflict has erupted once again between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarchal Vicar said that the... Read more

A bishop of the Holy Land Coordination surveys the construction of the separation wall in Palestine's Cremisan Valley, Jan. 17, 2017.

'We must never become accustomed' to the Holy Land occupation

The 50 year-long of occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza by Israel must be at the attention... Read more

Shimon Peres.

Memory of Shimon Peres should inspire peace efforts, Pope says

Upon learning about the death of Shimon Peres Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a telegram offering his condolences and his appreciation... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Sept. 3, 2015.

Pope Francis to Israeli president: 'the challenge is to unite'

Pope Francis held an audience with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin on Thursday, where they exchanged gifts and discussed efforts to... Read more

Mass said on the proposed site of an Israeli security wall in the West Bank's Cremisan Valley, Jan. 17, 2014.

Patriarch welcomes court's 'courageous' decision to block Israeli wall through West Bank

Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has praised an Israeli Supreme Court decision prohibiting the country's army from routing a security... Read more

(L-R) Orthodox Archbishop Alexios, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, and Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco view the Orthodox cemetery Nov. 4, 2014, that was hit by Israeli rockets.

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

If you’re looking for a way to support Christians in the Holy Land, consider making a pilgrimage, advises an Italian... Read more

Pilgrims gathered for a Marian procession with the Indian Chaplaincy in the Holy Land.

Indians in Holy Land eager to celebrate Nativity of Mary

Spiritual preparations for the Nativity of Mary blending culture and faith are underway in the Holy Land, where the Indian... 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

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