“In Gaza, our material resources have extended beyond our walls to include our suffering neighbors and those who took refuge in other locations. The spirit of coordination was evident, as local players also extended a helping hand,” he noted.
The patriarch said that in the Holy Land they share practically everything, “from food and water to medicines and supplies,” and added that in this difficult time they learned “that to rebuild the physical world, we must “build and protect trust between people.”
Finally, the patriarch expressed his gratitude for the hundreds of people who have contacted and helped the LPJ and said that at this time “we know what we need to do, as we have done with all our heart in previous crises, and we will undoubtedly do it again.”
“Please help us to make a concrete difference and build the necessary environment so that, in this society scarred by hatred, we may again sow the seeds of trust, of hope, and of love. Be assured of my prayer and my gratitude for each of you!” the cardinal concluded his appeal.
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This story was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.