Israel

| ISRAEL – PALESTINE

Mediated by Egypt, the truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad has been holding since 11.30 pm Sunday. As he waits to be let back in Gaza, Fr Romanelli, remains in contact with his deputy and local nuns. The current situation, which feeds a desire to flee, undermines all the work done to "heal traumas". For him, there is a lack of "political will" to reach true peace.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Bernard Sabella

In an open letter, Professor Bernard Sabella highlights the disappointed expectations of his people, never treated "fairly" by the various US administrations. Denied the values of 'justice, democracy, equal rights'. The policy of 'double standards' in the face of situations of occupation and conflict. Not even the Church is immune to settler violence. 

 

| 14/07/2022
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE - USA

The World Council of Churches appeals to the US leader to do something to end the "growing threats" that endanger the Christian presence in the region. Biden will meet with Lapid, Abbas and Saudi leaders. Ahead of the visit Abbas talked to the pope hoping to raise the profile of the Palestinian question. Despite the Abraham Accords, the oil emergency has overshadowed human rights violations.

 

| 13/07/2022
| MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES

The Defence Minister confirms the renewed axis with some of the countries in the region. Since the signing there have been 150 meetings between ministry and army personnel and counterparts in the area, with the exception of Egypt and Jordan. A "Middle East Air Defence Alliance" under the US aegis against the Iranian threat. 

 

 

 

 

| 08/07/2022
| ISRAEL- GULF

After years, Abu Mazen and Ismail Haniyeh shook hands in Algeria, where they were attending celebrations for the 60th anniversary of independence. Catholic leader: a sort of 'protocol' that can, however, guarantee 'steps forward'. Gaza parish priest: a "signal" for the entire Palestinian people and the "search for an agreement". 

 

 

| 07/07/2022
| PALESTINE - GAZA
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