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Pope’s Easter appeal for peace includes special prayers for Syria, Gaza

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his Easter appeal for peace throughout the world, Pope Francis made special mention of the ongoing "carnage" in...

Bishops visiting Holy Land urge peace efforts to help ‘forgotten’ Christians

Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan — With crises in Syria and Iraq deepening, Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit with the “forgotten” Christians of the...

Priest says life in Gaza is worse a year after the...

Catholic News Service GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — One year after a war with Israel that turned daily life here into a nightmare, a Catholic...

2014 was a year marked by millions suffering in the Middle...

Catholic News Service The story of the Middle East in 2014 is one of war and displacement, broken families and tireless aid workers, and the...

Both sides victimize innocent people in Gaza fighting, church leaders say

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The president of Caritas Internationalis suggested Israeli and Hamas leaders pick up a pair of binoculars so they could...

Gaza’s Christians work together to stay safe

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a...

Bishops visiting Holy Land decry ‘man-made disaster’ in Gaza

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Bishops from North America, Europe and Africa called on international leaders to act immediately so people living in the Gaza...

U.S. bishop visits Gaza, calls residents’ situation ‘intolerable’

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — A U.S. bishop who traveled into the Gaza Strip called the situation there “intolerable” and said it must be “addressed...

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