» 03/14/2006, 00.00
Vatican - holy land
Vatican: "Presence of Christians in the Holy Land, fundamental for peace"
In a letter addressed to Catholic bishops worldwide for the traditional "pro Terra Sancta" collection, Cardinal Moussa I Daoud writes of an area which has been "the scene of decades-long conflict" and which is causing the "disturbing phenomenon" of the exodus of Christians.
20/05/2009 VATICAN-HOLY LAND
Peace is possible in the Holy Land, with the help of faith, says Pope
In his general audience, Benedict XVI retraces the steps of his recent trip to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Respect for religious freedom in Jordan. The Shoah, a “universal warning” that must nit be forgotten. The rejection of all violence. An appeal for communications: that “cyberspace maybe a place to promote a culture of respect, dialogue and authentic friendship”.
AsiaNews special on the Pope in the Holy Land while war drums resound
The 42 page special edition gives a day-by-day account of Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. It is the most important but also most misunderstood journey to date. Criticism tends to destroy any hopes that peace is possible, preparing the ground instead for war. But the pope’s message of pace and coexsistence is the most realistic.
09/01/2007 VATICAN – ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Political realism of Benedict XVI on Israel-Palestine problem
Yesterday, addressing the diplomatic corps, the pope talked about a “global approach”, pressing for an international peace conference that would include Syria too. The Vatican is acting as a catalyst and even Olmert may be interested. An analysis by our correspondent.
16/05/2009 VATICAN – HOLY LAND
Pope in Holy Land where fear breeds criticism
Extremists from all sides find fault in Benedict XVI’s visit, which goes to show that his words in favour of dialogue and tolerance have hit their mark. On the plane taking him back to Rome he says it is easier to see the difficulties facing peace, but nothing is more visible than the desire for peace.
28/11/2005 HOLY LAND
Israel slams swearing-in of Theophilos III as a "serious impropriety"
Thursday's ceremony, which went ahead in spite of official objections, is being called to question. The patriarch has accused Israel of behaving "like the Ottoman Empire".
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