Pope Francis calls for Gaza ceasefire in Easter address

Pope Francis made renewed calls on Easter Sunday for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all Israeli hostages in a peace-focused address marking the most important day on the Christian calendar. Francis presided over Mass in a packed St Peter’s Square, and then delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city […]

Christians gather in Jerusalem’s Old City for Easter amid Gaza war

“Who breaks the power of sin and darkness? Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?  The soul-stirring melody of “Amazing Grace” filled the morning air, accompanied by the rising sun above the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem’s Old City. Hundreds of Christians gathered to commemorate the Easter holiday, which they believe marks the day […]

Muslim-American comic calls to free Gaza hostage, ‘free Palestine’ on SNL

Muslim-American comedian Ramy Youssef called for a free Palestine and for the hostages in Gaza to be freed in part of his monologue of Saturday Night Live.  The actor of Egyptian descent, who created and starred in Hulu’s Ramy, appeared in his first stint as host of the weekly comedy show shortly after leading […]

Over 140 global Christian leaders call for permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Above 140 global Christian leaders called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to foreign ministry support for Israel in a letter to US President Joe Biden and other US politicians on Tuesday.  The letter was organized by Churches for Middle East Peace, which plans to send it to other world leaders. […]

‘War is always a defeat’: Pope calls to end wars in Gaza, Ukraine

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a fresh call for peace through negotiation as he deplored the bloody conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, and once again limited his public speaking at his weekly audience in St Peter’s Square due to lingering health issues. “We should never forget that war is always a defeat. We cannot […]

United Methodist Church bishops call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops has urgently called for “an immediate and permanent cease-fire” in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “As bishops of The United Methodist Church, we call for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza and pledge our prayers and […]

Jerusalem Patriarch calls for EU action on Gaza war

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem urged the European Union and international community on Saturday to play a more active role in resolving the war in Gaza, emphasizing the critical need for peace, dialogue, and humanitarian aid for the affected Christian community and all residents of the region. The Patriarch’s message, delivered amidst the observance […]