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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

A Palestinian family flee their house in Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip (CNS)

CRS currently delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of Gazans

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’

Sister Muna Totah, a member of the Sisters of St  Joseph of the Apparition, treats a young patient at St Joseph Hospital (CNS)

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Palestinian children play outside a UN school that has been transformed into a shelter in Jabalia, Gaza (CNS)

There are few things less appealing than the tribalism which erupts whenever Israel goes to war

Smoke rises from Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike earlier this week (CNS)

Priest and nuns had to evacuate 29 severely disabled children and nine elderly women

Pilgrims stand outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Conflict between Israel and Hamas has not stopped pilgrimages ‘functioning like normal’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope speaks of children ‘deprived of hope’ in unscripted remarks to faithful

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem (CNS)

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

Israelis pray on the road where the three murdered teenagers were abducted (PA)

Vatican spokesman calls the killings ‘terrible and dramatic’