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Posted on Jul 1, 2016 |

Photo: Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land

Photo: Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land

Fr. Rob Waller and a group of area pilgrims pray for peace at the wall separating Palestine from Israel,. The Christians of the Holy Land are caught in the fighting between the Jewish and Muslim peoples and the wall bisects their ancient lands.

Fr. Rob Waller and a group of area pilgrims pray for peace at the wall separating Palestine from Israel,. The Christians of the Holy Land are caught in the fighting between the Jewish and Muslim peoples and the wall bisects their ancient lands.

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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