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JPIC Now: Franciscan Peacemaking and Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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On May 24-26, 2014 Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. With our historic connection to the region, Franciscans are encouraged to take this opportunity to walk in solidarity with our Holy Father and all the peoples of the Holy Land. Solidarity is not just an emotional feeling of connection; it is also a commitment to justice and addressing the root causes of violence. Learn more about the situation in the Holy Land and take action to show your solidarity:

Resources for the Journey

Reflection by Robert Lentz, OFM (English) (Spanish)

Video to illustrate the plight of the Palestinian Christians

Bulletin Announcement for Video

Franciscan Holy Land Peacemaking Campaign (English) (Spanish)

Success story of peacemaking in the Holy Land—Tent of Nations (English) (Spanish)

TAKE ACTION

Speak out against recent illegal destruction on the Tent of Nations (Via Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP))

Provincial Letter to Kerry re: May 19 Destruction at Tent of Nations