FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“Lebanon cannot be left prey to the course of events or those who pursue their own unscrupulous interests,” Pope Francis said on the day of prayer and reflection for peace in Lebanon.
A woman wearing a protective masks pushes a cart past damaged buildings in Beirut Jan. 26, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of the population of Lebanon lives in poverty. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“The Holy See fears the collapse of the country,” Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, stated frankly.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
The United States has dithered on establishing any policy to help bring an end to a conflict now in its eighth decade.
Ramez al-Masri, 39, navigates the edge of a crater where his home was destroyed by an air-strike prior to a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Beit Hanoun, the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Violence is also in the language, in the political decisions, in the conditions of life under which the Gaza population has been living many years.”
Politics & SocietyJesuitical
Jesuitical
What’s going on in the Holy Land—and what’s at the root of the problem? Why should Catholics care?
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Catholic News Service
Christian leaders in the Holy Land expressed deep concern over growing Israeli-Palestinian violence, as the two sides clashed in Jerusalem and Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza, responding to rocket attacks.