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Holy Land Bishops Criticize 'Collective Punishment'
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticized Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians.
In Eastern Congo, Citizens Remain on Run, Terrified
Thursday, November 29, 2012
KINSHASA, Congo (CNS) — As Congolese rebels initiated what appeared to be a partial withdrawal from the city of Goma, a Catholic organization said the region's civilians remained either on the run or terrified that their community would be the next target for a rebel attack.
Bishop Says Israel, Hamas Must Decide to End Violence
Friday, November 16, 2012
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The Israeli government and leaders of Hamas must make courageous decisions to end the violence that has once again forced residents of Southern Israel into their bomb shelters and residents of the Gaza Strip into their homes, said Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem.

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2009 World Day of Peace message of Pope Benedict XVI , St. Anthony Messenger Press

From Catholic Update, St. Anthony Messenger Press , St. Anthony Messenger Press

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1983 pastoral on war and peace , St. Anthony Messenger Press

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1993 pastoral on peacemaking

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