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Pope Francis appeals for fraternity in Yemen and Syria

In his traditional Christmas day Urbi et Orbi message, the Pontiff prayed that Syrians might “find fraternity after long years of war” and that Yemen’s recent truce would bring relief to its people and children “exhausted by war and famine”.

2018.12.26.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

Pope Francis prays for children caught up in conflict

“May beloved Syria at last recover respect for the dignity of every person through a shared commitment to rebuild the fabric of society, without regard for ethnic and religious membership.”

2017.12.26.

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.

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.

Vatican calls for urgent ceasefire in Gaza

“We utterly condemn the risks to civilians by both the rocket fire and the military invasions”: Trócaire’s Executive Director, Éamonn Meehan.

2014.07.26.

Trócaire urges ‘meaningful’ peace in Gaza

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

2014.07.23.

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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