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USCCB committee chairman issues statement on Israel-Hamas war

November 02, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop David Malloy of Rockford (IL), chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, has issued a statement on the Israel-Hamas war.

“The October 7 terrorist attacks of Hamas which initiated this war must be condemned,” he said. “We renew the call for the release of hostages and protection of civilian populations. At the same time, we affirm continued efforts to allow humanitarian access, including corridors for those seeking safety, and urge Congress to provide support for relief efforts.”

Bishop Malloy called for prayer for the war’s victims, for “regional and international actors who are being drawn into the conflict,” and for peace and justice. He added that “a lasting solution respecting the rights, needs, and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians remains essential to these ends.”

“With passions enflamed in our own communities, online, and around the world, we must guard against any tendency to sow hatred against other people or faiths,” he cautioned.

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