This Sunday, Pope Francis is hosting Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican for a time of prayer for peace in the Holy Land – an idea first discussed during His Holiness’ trip to the Holy Land in late May.
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Chief Operating Officer, Sean Callahan, said the following about the historic prayer event: “We hope that the Holy Father’s unprecedented prayer meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will create an atmosphere of hope for a peaceful resolution to the conflict so that people on both sides may live in dignity. We share with the Holy Father a desire for reconciliation, a longing for unity and a just and secure peace for Palestinians and Israelis.”
To interview Sean Callahan about the Holy Father’s prayer for peace, contact CRS Communications Officer Liz O’Neill. Phone: 443-955-7125, Twitter:@lzoneill
Catholic Relief Services is very active in the Holy Land, having served there for more than 50 years. Visit the Catholics Confront Global Poverty website for more about the Holy land, including a prayer for Sunday’s important prayers for peace event at the Vatican.
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