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Israeli police attack pallbearers at Palestinian journalist’s funeral.

JERUSALEM — Israeli riot-control police attacked mourners and pallbearers as thousands came to pay their respects at the May 13 funeral of prominent Palestinian-American journalist Shereen Abu Akleh, who was killed in clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen in Jenin, West Bank. Video images show pallbearers struggling to keep Abu Akleh’s coffin from falling to the ground as Israeli

May 20th, 2022|

Church leaders condemn attack during funeral of slain Palestinian journalist.

ROME – Jerusalem’s Christian churches came together to condemn the scenes of Israeli police beating mourners during the funeral of a Palestinian-American journalist who was shot and killed in the field, allegedly by Israel Defense Forces (IDF). They called the police violence an attack on religious freedom. The statement was signed by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa; the

May 20th, 2022|

Patriarch Michel Sabbah on latest round of violence in Holy Land.

His Beatitude Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Latin Catholic Patriarch emeritus of Jerusalem, and former President of Pax Christi International has issued the following statement today, on behalf of the Justice and Peace Commission, Jerusalem, dated May 16, 2022:   'The Lord has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, and no knowledge of God in the

May 20th, 2022|

Jordan: Requiem Mass held marking the martyrdom of Shireen Abu Aqleh.

On Sunday, May 15, the Sacred Heat of Jesus Church in Tla' Al-Ali, northwestern Amman, in cooperation with the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, held a Requiem Mass  marking the martyrdom of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh which coincides with requiem Masses held in Palestine and Jordan during Sunday Holy Masses. The Mass was attended by the aunt of

May 20th, 2022|

“Looking after our Mother Church”: meeting with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM - From May 9th to May 14th, the Holy Land received the visit of His Eminence Fernando Filoni, Cardinal-Bishop and Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem since 2019. The opportunity for lpj.org to present the main figure of this order, which is the first and essential support of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Cardinal Filoni was

May 20th, 2022|

HOLY LAND – Church officials after Israeli police intervention against funeral procession: “Violation of international norms”

Jerusalem - The attack by the Israeli police on the funeral procession of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was killed on Wednesday 11th May during a raid by the Israeli army on a refugee camp, disregards the sensibilities of the Church and the memory of the victim and constitutes a "grave violation of international norms and regulations". With

May 20th, 2022|

Statement concerning the violence at St Joseph hospital during Shireen Abu Aqleh’s funeral.

STATEMENT CONCERNING THE VIOLENCE AT SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL DURING SHIREEN ABU AKLEH’S FUNERAL We, the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Bishops and the faithful of the Christian Churches in the Holy Land, hereby condemn the violent intrusion of the Israeli Police into a funeral procession of the slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, as it was going from

May 20th, 2022|

King and Queen of Jordan honored with 2022 Path to Peace Award.

King Abdullah and Queen Rania, Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were honored with the 2022 Path to Peace Award for their role in promoting interfaith harmony and dialogue, Jordan’s humanitarian efforts to host refugees, as well as their efforts in bolstering prospects for peace at the Path to Peace Foundation’s 29th annual Gala which took place on

May 13th, 2022|

Jerusalem Church calls killing of Palestinian journalist a ‘blatant tragedy’.

ROME – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has condemned the killing of a Palestinian journalist by Israeli forces. “This blatant tragedy brings back to human conscience the need to find a just solution to the Palestinian conflict, which refuses to enter oblivion although 74 years have passed since the Nakba,” says a statement released by the Patriarchate on Thursday. Nakba

May 13th, 2022|