Catholic leader asks Israel for help to stop attacks on Christian shrines
CWN - February 27, 2012
The head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has appealed to Israeli President Shimon Peres for help to curb attacks on Christian shrines.
Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa wrote to Peres after vandals defaced two Christian churches in Jerusalem by spray-painting slogans such as “Death to Christians.” The Franciscan leader saw the attacks as a “dangerous phenomenon.”
Father Pizzaballa reported that Peres reacted to his request “very seriously.” The vandalism is believed to be the work of an extremist Jewish group.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($20,841 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!