On June 25, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the Pledging Conference of the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
In his statement, Archbishop Auza reiterated the esteem and encouragement of the Holy See for the work of UNRWA and announced that Pope Francis was giving $100,000 for the Agency to benefit children in the Palestine Refugee Camps. He noted that the Catholic Church, through various organizations and entities, provides education, health care and social services to Palestine refugees. He said that there will be a need for UNRWA for as long as the plight of the more than five million Palestine refugees remains uncertain and expressed the hope that, sooner rather than later, a fair and lasting solution to their predicament can be reached in a two-State solution, with Israel and a Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with internationally recognized borders.
His statement can be found here.