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11/01/2016 8:26 pm

Israeli police prevent Bishops from visiting the Cremisan Valley

Bishops visiting the construction site of the Separation Wall in the Cremisan Valley have been stopped and forced to turn back by Israeli authorities. The Holy Land Coordination was travelling to the area for the third year running when they were confronted by security forces and instructed to leave. 

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11/01/2016 7:13 pm

Parish Priest in Gaza City: Gaza is a prison but your prayers give us power

Fr Mario da Silva is a Brazilian priest working in a small Catholic parish. Not unusual you might think. That is until you learn that Fr Mario's ministry is to offer spiritual support to the Christians of Gaza - that beleaguered, small strip of Palestinian land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean bordering Egypt and Israel. 

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10/01/2016 11:14 pm

Plight of Iraqi Christians: Bishops highlight harsh situation of refugees from Isis persecuted for their faith

An report from Gaza by Donald Macintyre of The Independent looking at the Holy Land Coordination Bishops' solidarity visits to Gaza and Jordan. 

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11/01/2016 9:13 am

Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016

Pope Francis has released his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016 that will be celebrated on Sunday, 17 January. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for 2016 is 'Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy.' 

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05/01/2016 11:58 am

CSAN and CAFOD Sign Joint Letter to PM on Refugee Crisis

Bishops' Conference agencies CSAN (the Caritas Social Action Network) and CAFOD, our agency for overseas aid and development, have signed a joint letter to call on the UK government to take responsibility for responding to the refugee crisis on Europe’s doorstep. 

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06/01/2016 9:01 am

Bishops visit vulnerable Christians of the Middle East

Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa visit the vulnerable Christian communities of Gaza, Bethlehem and refugees in Jordan for the 2016 Holy Land Coordination meeting. 

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01/01/2016 12:00 pm

Pope's Angelus: Appeal for Peace

Pope Francis renewed his calls for peace and goodwill throughout the Earth on Friday, New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of the Mother of God and the World Day of Peace. The Holy Father’s appeal came at the Angelus prayer with pilgrims and visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square after Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. “Today we celebrate the World Day of Peace, whose theme is: ‘Overcome Indifference and win Peace’,” said Pope Francis.

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01/01/2016 9:55 am

Pope Francis: Overcome Indifference and Win Peace

A message from His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration for the 49th World Day of Peace. It will be celebrated on 1 January 2016. 

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25/10/2018 10:00 am

Commemorating WWI, EU Bishops pray for Peace in Ypres

On the occasion of the centenary of the end of World War I, COMECE bishops urged all persons of good will to work together in the promotion of dialogue – a key element for the European Union as a project of peace – by preserving the diversity of historical memories in Europe. Their call comes from the symbolic setting of Ypres, theatre of some of the darkest and most cruel pages of the conflict.

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