Pope Francis will also hear confessions from some penitents. Photo: Diario Cordoba

Christian leaders in the Holy Land, including Cardinal Pizzaballa, condemn Israeli army attack on Gazan civilians

Although government spokesmen initially tried to deny the soldiers’ involvement in this incident, later that day Israel’s Minister of National Security not only praised IDF fighters for acting «excellently.» but also attempted to blame the victims for their own demise, charging that they had sought to harm heavily armed soldiers. He went on to assail the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza, arguing that it should cease.