The Diocese of Des Moines
Bishop prays at Mount of Beatitudes, "Blessed are the peacemakers..."
September 15, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates and the 17 bishops on a prayer pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land visited Gaza yesterday. Hear Bishop's reflection on the days' journey. Today, the bishops will tour the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock. At the Western Wall they will place prayers for peace. They'll go to Galilee, lunch at the Mount of Beatitudes and visit the site of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. The bishops will celebrate Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus taught "Blessed are the peacemakers..."


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