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Visiting bishops call for action to address 'man-made disaster' in Gaza Strip

Catholic World News - January 17, 2014

A delegation of Catholic bishops visiting the Holy Land has called for international action to address a humanitarian emergency in the Gaza Strip.

The situation in the Gaza Strip is “a man-made disaster, a shocking scandal,” reported the bishops of the Holy Land Consultation, after visiting the region and meeting with members of the tiny Christian contingent in Gaza. The Holy Land Consultation has brought bishops from Europe, North America, and Africa to visit the Holy Land each year since 1988.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 19, 2014 4:44 PM ET USA

    Most of the students in Catholic schools in the area are Muslim. Hamas is responsible for the periodic rocket attacks into Israel. There is a reason why Egypt only opened one access point - the export of arms and of militants into the country. Too bad that it seems the bishops were so taken in and shown only what Hamas wanted - they should have asked where all the money went from the UN and EU. The Vatican suffers from this same problem, too.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jan. 17, 2014 8:50 PM ET USA

    I would like these good prelates to visit South Sudan, Nigeria, Vietnam, or other 26 and more countries listed as the biggest abusers of the human rights, including the rights of belief and conscience.

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