Patriarch Pizzaballa: Christmas invites us to seek paths of reconciliation amid war

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem urges Christians to heed the Christmas message of love, peace, and reconciliation at a time when violence and hatred seem to prevail in the Holy Land and other parts of the world.

By Lisa Zengarini

As war continues to wreck death and devastation in several parts of the world, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa has called upon Christians to go beyond the present tragedies and heed the Christmas message of love, peace, and reconciliation.

The true meaning of Christmas remains more important than ever today

At a time when “violence, hatred, division and feelings of revenge seem to prevail” the true meaning of Christmas remains more important than ever, the Patriarch said in a Christmas video message released today.