His first Christmas Press Conference as Apostolic Administrator. “Also this Christmas, God is able to surprise us. We must be ready.”
“This year also, during Christmas, God will be able to surprise us, but we have to be ready and open our eyes to His wonders.”
With these words, Mons. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was appointed Apostolic Administrator in late June, launched the Christmas Press Conference at the Latin Patriarchate.
“This has been a year full of difficulties and challenges” – continued Mons. Pizzaballa, surrounded by the patriarchal vicars William Shomali and Boulos Marcuzzo and the head of the Pastoral Care of Migrants, David Neuhaus.
Syria, Iraq, Egypt have experienced a wave of violence never seen before.