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Two Irish bishops join Holy Land delegation to support local Christians

“It is our duty and a privilege to stand in solidarity with Christians in Palestine and Israel as we seek to understand the pressures that force that decline in population.” 

2019.01.11.

Resolve to make the world a fitter place in 2019, says Trócaire

“In 2019, we are building a movement of people who want to help tackle human rights abuse around the world.”

2019.01.05.

UN General Assembly to endorse Global Compact on Refugees today

“The lessons we have learned in the European Union during the 2015 migration crisis should serve to remind us of the need to address migration in a cooperative and comprehensive manner. ”

2018.12.17.

Funeral of world’s oldest nun, aged 110, takes place in Poland

Sr Cecylia her and her colleagues were named as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding Jews in their Vilnius convent to protect them from the Nazis during World War II.

2018.11.26.

Frances Black on tour to win backing for Israeli settlement trade ban

“We see this as a human rights issue. Trócaire have been calling for a ban on Irish trade in Israeli settlement goods since 2012 and we are delighted that Senator Black has put forward this bill.”

2018.11.03.

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.

Christian presence in Middle East under threat, says Pope

"A Middle East without Christians would not be the Middle East."

2018.07.08.

Human consequences of occupation

Two dozen writers from around the world were invited to visit the West Bank and Gaza and to share what they saw with the world. The resulting book is a collection of testimonies of the human consequences of an occupation.

2018.05.24.

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.

Palestinian President’s Christmas message

We call upon world Christians to listen to the true voices of the indigenous Christians from the Holy Land. The same voices that strongly rejected the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital through their Heads of Churches. - President Abbas

2017.12.24.

Pope prays for Jerusalem and still hopes for a just solution

Only a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians can lead to a stable and lasting peace and guarantee the peaceful coexistence of two states within internationally recognised borders

2017.12.11.

Bishops call for Justice and Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis

A century ago the British government declared it would facilitiate the creation of a national home for the Jewish people, but that 'nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine'.

2017.11.04.

Pope pleads for end to Temple Mount violence in Jerusalem

I feel the need to express a heartfelt appeal for moderation and dialogue, says Pope Francis.

2017.07.24.

Trócaire delivers a few home truths about Israel’s treatment of Palestine

Since June 1967, the Israeli military has demolished more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures such as schools, water purification facilities and electricity infrastructure. At the same time, Israel continues to allow illegal settlement construction on land on which Palestinians are forbidden from building.

2017.06.16.

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.

Battered but unbroken – movie tells story of modern Bethlehem

The birthplace of Jesus is a city in crisis, mainly because of severe restrictions imposed by the Israeli government.

2016.12.25.

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.

CofI bishop regrets closure of Cork city synagogue

"The closure represents a diminution of the religious pluralism in Cork at a very time when ... greater religious diversity than ever before is a mark of our nation."

2016.02.08.

Irish bishop critical of Israeli land grab in West Bank

Bishop John McAreavey compares land grab to 16th century Irish plantations and calls for recognition of the state of Palestine by Ireland.

2016.01.16.

CofI delegation forge links with Jerusalem diocese

One of the aims of the visit is to learn more about the impact of the Syrian crisis throughout the region and to discuss how schools and churches can link up.

2016.01.11.

Martin & Nichols lend support to Holy Land Christians

Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.

2015.09.17.

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.

Bishop Nulty recalls visit to Holy Family parish in Gaza

Pope Francis' silent prayer at the concrete barrier Israel is building around the West Bank recalled by Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

2014.12.29.

Every 5 minutes a Christian dies in the Middle East

Greek Orthodox priest in Nazareth warns "What is happening is genocide."

2014.12.15.

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.
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