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Jerusalem Patriarch Supports Palestine’s UN Bid
Catholic News Service (22 September 2011)
BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said he hoped that an effort to grant full U.N. membership to Palestine would be a step toward eventual peace in the region, leading to the “two-state solution.”

Patriarch Encourages Pilgrimages to Holy Land
Catholic News Service (28 September 2011)
BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem says the dwindling population of Christians in his city needs to be bolstered by the support of Christians around the world and by their visits as pilgrims.

Christmas Message from Jerusalem’s Patriarch
Catholic News Service (21 December 2011)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Amid continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem sent a message of hope and support to Christians of the region.

Jerusalem’s Patriarch on Peace in Holy Land
Catholic News Service (1 March 2012)
Peace in the Holy Land will come only when all parties embrace justice and forgiveness and sacrifice for the good of all people, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said during a program at the United States Institute of Peace.

Jerusalem Patriarch Discusses ‘Many Concerns”
Catholic News Service (20 December 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch said church leaders are “perplexed” by the complex situation in the Middle East.

Latin Patriarch Congratulates Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (14 March 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal commended Pope Francis on his election with the traditional Arabic greeting of “Alf mabrouk,” or “1,000 congratulations.”

Catholics Urged to Emulate Pope as Witnesses for Justice
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Echoing Pope Francis’ vision for the church, Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custos of the Holy Land, encouraged Catholics to be witnesses for the poor and for justice in the world out of love for the crucified Christ.

Jerusalem Patriarch: Church Will Take Legal Action to Rebuild Home
Catholic News Service (7 November 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, condemned the government demolition of a home on church-owned property and said the church would take legal action to “bring back justice and rebuild this home.”

Jerusalem Church Leader Says Pope Will Visit in May
Catholic News Service (24 December 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Latin-rite Patriarch Faoud Twal of Jerusalem told reporters he expected to host Pope Francis on a visit to the Holy Land in May.

Jerusalem Patriarch Denounces Wave of Retaliations After Teen Murders
Catholic News Service (8 July 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal strongly denounced the increasing wave of violent retaliations following the murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens and called on political and religious leaders to act to calm the atmosphere.

Jerusalem Patriarch: Don’t Punish All Gaza Palestinians Because of Hamas
Catholic News Service (23 July 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

Desperation of People in Gaza Spurs Violence, Say Cardinal, Patriarch
Catholic News Service (1 August 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of Caritas Internationalis suggested Israeli and Hamas leaders pick up a pair of binoculars so they could see that “most of your victims are innocent people.”

Latin Patriarch Reminds Faithful of Suffering of Christians, Gazans
Catholic News Service (26 December 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarchate Fouad Twal of Jerusalem reminded the faithful of the importance of spiritual and moral salvation, which, he said, “are the basis of human progress.”

Christian Clergy Visit Jordanian Family of Captured Muslim Pilot
Catholic News Service (6 January 2015)
AY, Jordan (CNS) — Christian clergy led by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem visited the family of the Muslim Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State and expressed support and continued prayers.

In Jordan, Latin Patriarch Encourages Refugees, Agencies
Catholic News Service (16 January 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem encouraged Iraqi and Syrian Christians fleeing conflict in their home countries and praised Catholic agencies supporting them.

Latin Patriarch: Help Light of Peace Emerge From War
Catholic News Service (6 April 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East are called to help the light of peace emerge from the violence and anguish of war in much of the region, drawing inspiration from the resurrected Jesus, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal said in his Easter homily.

Patriarch Calls Lives of Middle East Christians ‘Bad’ and ‘Less Bad’
Catholic News Service (22 July 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East are facing difficulties ranging from “bad” to “less bad,” said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

Patriarch: Holy Land Christians “Pray, Weep, Suffer and Wait” With Jesus
Catholic News Service (26 September 2015)
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Christian families in the Holy Land bear their daily suffering with hope, knowing that the cross is the cost of following Christ, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

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Christmas in the Holy Land
Msgr. Kozar concludes his pastoral visit to the Middle East, celebrating Mass with Archbishop Fouad Twal, visiting the place of Christ's birth, and more!

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(From CNEWA Connections SEPTEMBER 2012)