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Le cardinal Zen, en 2018.

I.Media for Aleteia - published on 05/13/22 - updated on 05/13/22

Every day, Aleteia offers a selection of articles written by the international press about the Church and the major issues that concern Catholics around the world. The opinions and views expressed in these articles are not those of the editors.

Friday 13 May 2022
1 – Church in Jerusalem calls killing of Palestinian journalist a blatant tragedy
2 – Bartholomew: It is the duty of the Orthodox Church to serve the cause of peace
3 – The arrest of Cardinal Zen weakens the Beijing regime on the international scene
4 – US government releases 1st report on relation between religious institutions and Indigenous boarding schools 
5 – The Vatican wants to strengthen the liturgical formation of all the baptized
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Church in Jerusalem calls killing of Palestinian journalist a blatant tragedy

Shireen Abu Akleh was a Palestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera. On the morning of May 11, 2022, while covering the Israeli army’s storming of the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, she was shot in the head despite wearing a vest marked “press.” Another journalist was wounded in the operation but managed to get to safety away from the military fire. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem strongly condemned the attack, calling it a “blatant tragedy” that ” brings back to human conscience the need to find a just solution to the Palestinian conflict, which refuses to enter oblivion.” According to the Associated Press, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz promised a transparent investigation and said he was in contact with American and Palestinian officials. The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, also reacted by tweeting that he was “very sad” to learn of the journalist’s killing and that he too was calling for “a thorough investigation into the circumstances.”

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