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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.
Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service
Since early May 11, Israeli bombs have been falling around the Rosary Sisters school in Gaza, which sustained light to moderate damage inside and outside the compound -- including to the front door and solar panels used for electricity.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“Brothers and sisters, let us all ask ourselves about this umpteenth tragedy. It is a shameful moment.”
The genocide of Christians in the Middle East continues to this day, as seen in Azerbaijan’s occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region with an Armenian majority. In this photo, men look at the ruins of a house in the city of Stepanakert on Oct. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alex GalitskySteven Howard
Formally recognizing the genocide of Armenians is not just a matter of history, write Alex Galitsky and Steven Howard. It is a necessary first step in confronting Turkey over its present-day human rights abuses.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
An interview with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, on Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq and what’s next for Vatican diplomacy in the Middle East.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Pope Francis
In his first general audience since returning from Iraq, Pope Francis said: “ I saw around me the joy of welcoming Christ’s messenger; I saw the hope of being open to a horizon of peace and fraternity.”