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Grim picture of life in Gaza given by Trócaire prize winner

“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe

2018.09.29.

US cut to Palestinian humanitarian support is “reckless” says Trócaire’s CEO

"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan

2018.09.02.

Missionary sister wins Trócaire’s inaugural Romero International Award

Sr Bridget Tighe offers care and support to Palestinian communities in Jordan, Gaza and Jerusalem.

2018.08.20.

Pope prays for Peace on Easter Sunday

We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint.

2018.04.02.

Volunteers wanted for three months of peace duty in Holy Land

Twenty ecumenical accompaniers from Britain and Ireland are currently being recruited to serve in Palestine and Israel next year.

2018.03.19.

Plight of children highlighted in Trócaire Lent appeal

A seven-year-old in Syria has never known peace; a seven-year-old in Gaza has survived two separate wars; a seven-year-old in South Sudan has experienced both famine and civil war in their short life.

2018.02.15.

Irish bishop on international delegation to Holy Land

“Our first purpose is to give support and encouragement to the increasingly small Catholic community in the Holy Land,” says Bishop Donal McKeown.

2018.01.13.

Remember Palestine: pray for her people and support them

“It is our faith in God that gives us hope. It is the witness of Christians in the Holy Land and especially the young people we met that inspires us.”

2017.01.23.

Many Christians in Middle East “feel abandoned” Archbishop of Jerusalem warns

Representatives of the three Abrahamic Faiths in Ireland sign Joint Declaration on Holy Land and present it to Archbishop Suheil Dawani in Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

2016.12.13.

Irish nun among Gazan Catholics greeted by Cardinal Nichols

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.

2016.11.09.

Bishops to visit vulnerable Middle East Christians

Holy Land Coordination group will celebrate Mass in Bethlehem and visit the Christian community of Beit Jala which has suffered the loss of land and livelihood.

2016.01.05.

CAFOD calls for urgent reconstruction in Gaza

Not a single destroyed house has been rebuilt and at least 100,000 people remain displaced.

2015.08.27.

Gaza conditions are “an assault on human dignity”

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne appeal to Irish people to hear and respond to the cries of the people of Gaza.

2015.01.22.

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

2015.01.17.

Irish bishops to visit Christian communities in Gaza

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly and Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry will join the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination in solidarity visit.

2015.01.06.

Many children haven’t even a cave like Jesus’ to live in

Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.

2014.12.23.

Kildare & Leighlin sow seeds this Christmas

Parishioners invited to take a packet of chamomile seeds for their home and one for someone they would like to reach out to.

2014.12.01.

Appeal for funds to support Gaza hospital

Families urged to donate the cost of a meal for an imaginary Gazan guest in a bid to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital.

2014.11.26.

CofI dioceses seek €150,000 for Gaza hospital

Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.

2014.11.21.

Irish nun who removed IS flag in social cohesion call

77-year-old Sr Christine Frost warns social deprivation and sense of grievance pushing Muslim youth into arms of extremists.

2014.09.07.

Pope meets with Gaza parish priest

"Everyone is thanking God that a durable ceasefire agreement has been reached."

2014.08.31.

‘We Need Aid More Than Ever’: Gaza Bishop

Bishop Shomali makes urgent appeal for medical treatments and fuel for generators that supply hospitals.

2014.08.08.

Archbishop Clarke marks outbreak of World War I

Memorialising must consider violence, carnage, and suffering of the innocent in Gaza, Israel, Syria, Ukraine and Iraq today, Church of Ireland Primate suggests.

2014.08.05.

UK church leaders plea for peace in Gaza

“As this conflict shows, violence breeds violence" - Cardinal Nichols.

2014.08.01.

Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.

2014.07.28.

Trócaire urges ‘meaningful’ peace in Gaza

Both sides acting recklessly and without regard for the safety of civilians, Éamonn Meehan warns.

2014.07.23.

Catholic nuns prepare to leave Gaza

Death of five children on Thursday follows killing of four boys, aged between nine and 11, on Wednesday.

2014.07.18.

Pax Christi decries renewed violence in Gaza

UN Security Council urged to immediately take all necessary measures to end new cycle of violence in Israel and Palestine.

2014.07.16.

British bishops call for peace in Gaza

Concern over attacks by Israeli military on Gaza's civilian population and firing of rockets by militants from Gaza on Israeli civilians.

2014.07.14.

Delegation of bishops describe Gaza as “a shocking scandal”

"We pray that the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land will reinforce hope in the region."

2014.01.17.
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