President Robert L. Manuel > Notes from Rob > 2023-24 > statement-on-israel-and-gaza
By Rob Manuel, Salma Ghanem, Eugene L. Zdziarski, II, Fr. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, CM /
October 9, 2023 /
Our hearts ache to see the horrific violence and tragic loss of life taking place right now in Israel and Gaza. We pray for peace.
We ask God using the words of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem that the God of peace and love inspire world leaders in their intervention for the implementation of peace and concord so that the Holy Land may be a house of prayer, respect, and peaceful coexistence for people of different cultural, political, and religious backgrounds.
We, as a Catholic university founded on an irrefutable interfaith commitment, join the prayers of all those in the world who believe in peace and nonviolence for an immediate de-escalation of the current situation.