Press releases

January 22, 2019
Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question

On January 22, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave an intervention during the Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question.

In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the situation between Israel and Palestine can be compared to a delicate flower struggling to blossom on the stony ground of violence. The Holy See appeals to both Israel and Palestine to resume dialogue toward a two-state solution. It emphasized the fundamental importance of the holy places in Jerusalem, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and aid to Palestine refugees. He praised Lebanon and Jordan for their generosity and welcome to Palestine refugees.

The statement can be found here.