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Catholic aid groups hope latest Israeli-Hamas ceasefire holds

Palestinian civil defense officers inspect the rubble of a destroyed tower shortly after the ceasefire was announced (CNS)

Catholic agencies are assessing the level of need following the cease-fire

Jerusalem patriarch denounces wave of retaliations after teen murders

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem (CNS)

‘We need the politicians to be with us,’ says Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal

Bishop condemns kidnappings, asks Israel to keep response proportionate 

Israeli soldiers take part in an operation to locate three Israeli teens

The chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate appealed for the youths to be returned home

Patriarch calls for Israeli authorities to crack down on vandalism at religious sites

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem gestures during a procession in Haifa, Israel (CNS)

Patriarch of Jerusalem calls vandalism against Christian and Muslim properties a ‘blight on Israeli democracy’

Bishops urge leaders to act over ‘man-made disaster’ of Gaza

Holy Land Coordination bishops at Mass in Gaza
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishops visiting from North America and Europe say humanitarian situation is a scandal

US bishop says world must tackle ‘intolerable’ situation in Gaza

Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa (CNS) Below: Bishops' delegation enters Gaza (Mazur)

Bishops from US, canada and Europe visit the troubled area’s tiny Christian community

Syrian Christians targeted by outsiders, says bishop

Three men at mourned at a church in Damascus (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Melki says he fears that the situation of Syria will become like that in Iraq

Five church schools in Gaza face closure after Hamas order

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal visits Gaza (Photo: CNS)

Patriarch to speak to Gaza’s prime minister after order forbidding girls and boys learning together at school