Anti-Christian acts raise tensions in Israel as papal visit nears
Catholic World News - May 13, 2014
A rash of anti-Christian violence is “poisoning” the atmosphere in Israel in the days leading up to a visit by Pope Francis, warns Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.
Israeli leaders have expressed concern about acts of vandalism, and a state prosecutor has warned that violations of laws against hate crimes could lead to administrative detention and “a lengthy period of time without trial.”
Police attribute the anti-Christian acts to a handful of Jewish extremists living in settlements on Palestinian territory on the West Bank. The ANSA news agency quoted a police source as saying, “We know who they are.”
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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
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!