Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa visits Christian community in Gaza

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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa visits Christian community in Gaza

indcatholicnews.com

Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has spent three days with the Christian community in Gaza from 13-15 December. During his visit Archbishop Pizzaballa met with parishioners, blessed a new chapel, attended a Nativity play with young people and children, administered First Communion and Confirmation and celebrated Mass in the Catholic parish dedicated to the Holy Family.

The visit to the Gaza Strip during the week before Christmas has become a tradition for the apostolic administrators of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

There are about a thousand Christians in the Gaza Strip, mostly Greek Orthodox, out of a population of two million. The small Catholic community is made up of fewer than 200 parishioners.

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:05
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