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 […]

Jerusalem Catholic Patriarch offers to be exchanged for Gaza hostages

Jerusalem Catholic Patriarch offers to be exchanged for Gaza hostages

Pope Francis’ representative in the Holy Land said on Monday he was willing to exchange himself for Israeli children taken hostage by Hamas and held in Gaza. Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, made his comment in response to a question during a video conference with journalists in Italy. “I am ready for […]