Jerusalem May 25, 2021
To the Parish Priests and all the faithful of the parishes of the Latin Patriarchate
The Lord give you Peace!
In the aftermath of the tension and conflict we have recently experienced, let us turn our hearts and gaze to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ especially in Gaza and in places severely affected by the recent exchange of rocket firing for eleven days.
Their sufferings have worsened with the deadly clashes and bombings as they continue to struggle with Covid-19 that continues to spread in their area. I ask you to share some of your resources to alleviate the sufferings of our Christian faithful in Gaza.
As a sign of solidarity of all the Diocese of the Latin Patriarchate, I request that in all the parishes and churches of the diocese, that the collection on Sunday, May 30, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity will be totally for our community in Gaza and the needs emerged after the war of these last days.
Thank you for your generosity and our Lord did promise a hundred-fold return to those who make certain sacrifices for others. May the Lord bless you!
+ Pierbattista Pizzaballa
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
To make donations to the Christian community in Gaza, please find all bank information below.