Sunday, 15 May 2011

Nakbah Day

Here in Bethlehem this Sunday there are prayers for peace on Nakbah Day - a day of mourning for Palestinians for 1948 & for all that has happened to them. In much of the Middle East there are clashes, violence & some deaths. Patriarch Rai in Beirut  spoke of "a political & social earthquake which has struck the Middle East"...& the reverberations + after-shocks ripple across all borders.  Yet the people search for hope. At Mass in St Catherine's Church in Bethlehem over 100 young children made their First Communion today. Let us pray with our brothers & sisters...and help sustain hope. Neville, Bethlehem, 15 05 11

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