Pray for Peace in the Holy Land

Pope Francis, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and church leaders the world over are encouraging Catholics to pray for peace for the suffering people of the Holy Land.

As we look to the Holy Land, we see suffering people in a land scarred by war and conflict. When Cardinal Nichols issued his latest call for prayer for the people of the region, he also echoed Pope Francis’s call for a lasting ceasefire, the release of all hostages, for humanitarian aid to be allowed through to help those most in need in Gaza, and for hospitals, schools and places of worship to be protected. These are key intentions for our prayers.

Latin Patriarch calls for reconciliation and forgiveness

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said that the only way to end the cycle of violence and revenge fuelling the conflict in the Holy Land is to keep reconciliation and forgiveness alive in our hearts.

Prayer Resources

In this section you will find a selection of prayers to guide you during the Day of Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land.

Supporting those suffering in the Holy Land

Agencies, NGOs and charities are responding to this humanitarian crisis by offering you a number of ways to support the suffering in the Holy Land.