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“The solution," Cardinal Parolin said, "ought to be in keeping with the two-state solution, which will enable each of them to live in peace.”
The Gaza Strip is home to about 2 million people. There are about 1,000 Christians in the territory; most of these are Eastern Orthodox, and about 100 are Catholics.
The 56-year-old Church leader issued a reflection on the causes of the current conflict, which has claimed more than 200 lives.
Pope Francis appealed for calm in the region, urging local leaders and the international community to help secure peace.
Jesuit’s Holy Land Superior on Latest Violence in Israel: ‘The Core of the Conflict Is Not Being Dealt With’
An interview with Father David Neuhaus
The Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem issued a joint statement published May 10 calling on the international community to intervene to put an end to “provocative actions” and urging prayers for peace.
Deadly protests along the Israel and Gaza border escalated Monday, after Israeli troops opened fire on protesting Palestinians, resulting in 58 dead and another 2,700 injured.
In the past six years, the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted from 4,500 to just 1,000, due to harsh conditions.