In the face of the unrelenting conflict in the Gaza strip, which
has provoked a major humanitarian crisis, His Holiness Pope Benedict
XVI has affirmed several times His closeness to our brothers and
sisters, who have already suffered so much.
In His name, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the
Dicastery of the Holy See entrusted with implementing the charitable
initiatives of the Holy Father, has sent a personal concrete sign to
aid the relief efforts of the small but fervent Catholic presence in
Gaza. It is directed to Father Manuel Musallam, Pastor of Holy
Family Church, the Missionaries of Charity, and other religious
Congregations, who serve those especially vulnerable in the homeland
of Jesus, now being tragically scourged by death, human pain,
material damage, and tears that cry out for peace.
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