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Bishop: Gaza Catholics need aid ‘more than ever’

August 08, 2014

Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem has told Aid to the Church in Need that Catholics in Gaza need prayer and assistance now “more than ever.”

“The humanitarian situation in Gaza is very bad,” he said. “We ask for your prayers for a ceasefire and peace. We ask for your help for the poor and those injured by the war.”


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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Aug. 12, 2014 12:13 AM ET USA

    I support them with my prayers. But, there is no separating the chaff from the grain in that field. Aid is far too often diverted.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Aug. 08, 2014 10:24 PM ET USA

    But Hamas will not stop shooting and the Palestinians will not stop giving them support! So long as those two conditions remain unchanged their "request for aide" is mixed with hypocrisy. Along with the "bags of wheat" they hide bullets and missiles!

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Aug. 08, 2014 7:11 PM ET USA

    I don't suppose the Church will take up a collection at Masses for the Palestinians the way they do for other disasters. It would be politically incorrect.