‘The small Christian presence in the Middle East has great need of the support and attention of the entire Church. Constant prayer is the first and greatest assistance they seek. Also required, however, is concrete economic aid’
“Your work must always be guided by the certainty that under the material and moral incrustations, also under the tears and blood caused by war, by violence and by persecution, under this stratum that seems impenetrable, there is a luminous face like that of the Angel of the mosaic”
Good Friday is the day when evil seemed to triumph, as the Innocent One suffered death on the Cross. It is a day that never seems to end in the Holy Land, where apparently interminable violence must be endured.