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Cardinal Nichols in Gaza (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal says innocent citizens are caught in a ‘vice of conflicting ideologies’

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Hamas clearly fails the St Alphonsus test. Civilian deaths are not just collateral damage – they are its chief weapon

Vincent Nichols invited the two men to pray for peace

The two men came to Archbishop’s House following Pope Francis’s trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace at the Vatican in June (AP)

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’

Francis prays at the separation barrier on his way to a Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem (Photo: PA)

The Holy Father understands symbolism, and will realise the pressure he has put on Israel

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

Palestinians at the separation barrier with Israel (Photo: PA)

Bishops say discussions on Israel-Palestine conflict were “timely and challenging”

Pope Francis greets Israeli President Shimon Peres  at the Vatican  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff ‘would be happy to visit Holy Land,’ says Vatican

Israeli forces march along Israel's separation barrier (Photo: PA)

To accuse Scarfe of a ‘blood libel’ is unpardonably over the top: accusations of that seriousness should be more carefully made

Hamas militants at a press conference in Gaza City announcing the ceasefire (Photo: PA)

Reconciliation actually works – that’s what the allies discovered in Germany: but can it be done without unconditional surrender?