Photo: Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land
Today the Archdiocese of Cincinnati holds a conference on religious freedom and persecuted Christians, particularly Eastern Catholics in the Middle East. This photo from early June shows retired Archdiocese priest Fr. Rob Waller and a group of area pilgrims praying for peace at the wall separating Jewish and Muslim lands in Israel — a wall that bisects ancient Christian towns as well, cutting off people from their farms, work, and schools. Fr. Waller has a longstanding relationship with the people of Beit Jala (the Christian town at Bethlehem) and has introduced many Americans, particularly in Greater Cincinnati, to their plight.
Photo courtesy Fr. Rob Waller.
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