Source: Archbishops House
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has just put out this message:
'Today I have had a phone conversation with Fr Mario da Silva the Catholic parish priest in Gaza to offer our prayers and support. He told me that life is so hard and everyone is desperate with shortages of water and other basic necessities. He said that knowing Catholics in England & Wales and across the world remembered the people of Gaza and were praying for them was a great encouragement.
Please pray for peace in the Middle East and especially for the people in Gaza. They are living through traumatic times of remembrance and protest at the dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation. This is a people who are both extremely vulnerable and deprived. Their fate is central to peace and peace can never be built on neglect.
In the lead up to Pentecost I echo Pope Francis' call for prayers for the people in Gaza.'