The Diocese of Des Moines
Bishop heads to Ramallah
September 16, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates is expected to lead a pilgrimage for peace to Ramallah today, where he hopes to meet with Palestinian officials. After prayer, the 18 bishops on the journey to the Holy Land will head to Jerusalem. Yesterday, the  group toured the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock. The bishops prayed for peace at the Western Wall. They celebrated Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes and ended their day in Nazareth.


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