Tagged: Pope Francis

Pope appears to give thumbs down to Trump’s Mideast peace plan News & Analysis
Philip Pullella, Reuters

Pope appears to give thumbs down to Trump’s Mideast peace plan

Even the Pope is against Trump and Netanyahu's apartheid plan for Palestinians. Pope Francis alluded to the plan in a recent statement, calling the proposals laid out by Trump “inequitable solutions."

on February 24, 2020
Pope Canonizes Two Palestinian Nuns News Roundup
The Washington Post

Pope Canonizes Two Palestinian Nuns

The Palestinians on Sunday embraced the memory of their first Catholic saints after Pope Francis canonized two nuns born in the Holy Land more than a century ago. Palestinian Christians and Muslims heralded as historic the elevation to sainthood of Sister Mariam Baouardy and Sister Marie Alphonsine Ghattas.

on May 17, 2015
Pope Francis in Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Phyllis Bennis, The Nation

Pope Francis in Palestine

There were plenty of important statements from Pope Francis during his recent three-day trip to Palestine and Israel—including a plea for “justice,” a traditional call for peace and a reference to the “State of Palestine”—but at the end of the day it was all about the photo-ops.

on May 29, 2014
Palestinian Refugees Welcome The Pope: The story behind the iconic photo at the Separation Wall News Roundup
Kelly Lynn, Mondoweiss

Palestinian Refugees Welcome The Pope: The story behind the iconic photo at the Separation Wall

In an effort to resist the Bethlehem Municipality's efforts to beautify a section of the Apartheid Wall where Pope Francis was scheduled to pass, Local activists from Aida Refugee Camp gathered to paint slogans both against Israeli occupation and welcoming His Holiness, on the eve of his arrival, on May 24th 2014.

on May 28, 2014
Bethlehem & East Jerusalem: Cities Under Siege Fact Sheets
IMEU

Bethlehem & East Jerusalem: Cities Under Siege

The IMEU offers the linked fact sheet on Bethlehem and East Jerusalem ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, which begins this Sunday in Bethlehem.

on May 22, 2014
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