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In my recent article, I highlighted that Israel’s brutal aggression on the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip has raised important questions about the establishment of Israel in 1948 and the historical justifications behind its creation.  
In association with the Centre of Christian-Muslim Understanding & Partnership (CCMUP), the Egyptian Family House (Bayt al ʿĀʾila) held a concluding ceremony for the “It’s Our Planet, Let’s Preserve It” initiative.  
A Palestinian thinker and theological writer, Priest Dr. Mitrī al-Rāhib, said that attacks on religious sites in occupied Palestine were not a new development, and that they did not occur in Gaza alone, but in fact happened in all the lands of historical Palestine.
Managers of travel agents in Egypt said that there was a pressing need to cancel this year’s Christian pilgrimage visit to the holy lands in Palestine due to the war in the Gaza Strip, which has resulted in the death of thousands of Palestinians due to attacks by the occupation forces.
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, requested participants of a conference held by Dār al-Iftāʾ to stand and observe a minute’s silence over the souls of the martyrs of the attack that targeted al-Ahlī Arab Baptist Hospital and the Palestinian martyrs in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian President Maḥmūd ʿAbbās and Pope Francis shared a phone call where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, including Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem.
The White House made a statement saying that President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with Pope Francis on Sunday (October 22), and discussed the developments in the Middle East between Israel and the terrorist organization Ḥamās.  
Hebrew newspapers reported that Pope Francis, Pope of the Vatican, has renewed his calls for the continuation of aid to Gaza, as well as the release of the hostages that were captured by Ḥamās on October 7.  
On Sunday (October 15), Pope Francis called upon the opening of humanitarian corridors to help those trapped in the Gaza Strip, and renewed his call for the release of hostages. In his weekly sermon at St. Peters square, the Pope asked that “all children, ill persons, elderly persons and women, as...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II prayed the evening prayers in the Cathedral of St. Mark the Apostle in the city of Venice, which he opened yesterday afternoon in preparation for its inauguration on Sunday morning. The delegation that accompanied him was 11 European bishops who participated in the prayers. Several...


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