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Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin says French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion that Europe could send ground troops to Ukraine opens a “frightening scenario”. Source: Vatican News.
Cardinal Mario Zuppi has condemned the rise of antisemitism since the outbreak of the war in Gaza and has called for a ceasefire, saying Israel’s military offensive does not justify the rising civilian death count. Source: Crux.
The Israeli Embassy to the Holy See has defined as “regrettable” remarks by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, saying that Israel’s attacks on Gaza have been excessive. Source: America Magazine.
Today marks one year since a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Syria and Türkiye, followed by another of similar strength just hours later, killing more than 50,000 people. Source: Caritas Australia.
Caritas Australia says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza will escalate without adequate aid funding, after Australia and other Western countries suspended aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
The situation in the Gaza Strip is “extremely catastrophic” and people are dying not only from violence but from preventable illnesses, the CEO of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said yesterday. Source: OSV News.
The head of the Chaldean Church has accused Iraqi politicians and bishops of inaction and corruption amid the “ceaseless exodus” of the country’s Christian population. Source: The Tablet.