» 09/12/2013, 00.00
For Franciscan friar, "some hope for the Syrians in the war" as the Custody of the Holy Land makes an appeal
For Fr Halim, a former provincial, the situation in Syria is getting worse. "Villages are empty. In Aleppo and the along the Orontes, hundreds of thousands of people have been surviving for months with no electricity, water, and gas. Those who flee are resigned never to return. Our brothers are working every day with them, regardless of faith, to convince them to stay."
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For Jerusalem Churches, restoration of the aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre is symbol of brotherhood and co-operation
An ecumenical ceremony marked the reopening of the aedicule. Representatives of the Franciscan community, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Churches spoke at the event. Mgr Pizzaballa also spoke. Pope Francis donated money for the restoration of the Holy Sepulchre and the basilica in Bethlehem. Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople, expressed his gratitude.
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Custodian of Holy Land asks European leaders to come to Jerusalem
Father Pizzaballa would like to see a single European representative in the Middle East with the power to put pressure on Israelis and Palestinians to talk and reach peace.
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Fr. Dhiya Azziz, parish priest kidnapped in Syria, is released
Announced by the Custody of the Holy Land, with gratitude for positive outcome. So far no further details about the kidnapping, for "reasons of confidentiality". Thanks to "all those who have helped to secure his release." The hope for the other priests and religious who have been kidnapped.
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