- Mar 2, 2021
The Vatican typically abhors being dragged into partisan domestic debates, doing everything in its power to avoid them, and it’s a special idée fixe of Pope Francis.
After a deadly attack on Israeli police that left two dead, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement condemning the attack. The statement read, “The path to peace, for which both Israelis and Palestinians yearn, cannot be paved with violence.”
The Latin Patriarchate criticized a new law that allows the government to seize private Palestinian lands where unauthorized Israeli settlements have been built. “Such a law undermines the two-state solution, further eliminating hopes of peace,” the patriarchate said in a February 8 statement.