Friday, July 21, 2006

Vatican Laments Destruction of Holy Places

VATICAN CITY, JULY 20, 2006 ( The Vatican newspaper appealed to international diplomacy to put an end to the profanation of the Holy Land, in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack on Nazareth.

"Bombs profane life, kill military men and civilians without distinction. They profane the Holy Land, destroying the places where the Word was made Man," said L'Osservatore Romano.

"It is the task of international diplomacy and of the organisms established to govern crises to halt this profanation," it continued.

"To halt this profanation is a duty of those who recognize the absolute value of the human person and his right to live and pray in places of revelation."

The newspaper reports that on the eighth day of bombardments of Galilee by the Hezbollah militias, the city of Nazareth was also struck: Two brothers, 3 and 9 years of age, died in the attacks.

A rocket exploded in the central street Paul VI, a short distance from the Basilica of the Annunciation.


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