Pope Francis contacts only Catholic church in Gaza

Holy Family Church is the only Catholic Church in the Gaza Strip and has experienced acute danger on the sidelines of the ongoing conflict.

Israeli warplanes pounded downtown Gaza City with relentless bombardments into early Tuesday, after Israel’s prime minister vowed retaliation against the Islamic militant group that would “reverberate for generations.”

Romanelli, who remains in frequent contact with the community, said Pope Francis “wanted to show his closeness, and now he was going to call the community directly with my vicar helping people who are refugees in the parish.”    Read more…..


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