Albany Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard is posting his reports from the Holy Land on the Internet daily regarding the Bishops’ Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace. Bishop Hubbard is among 17 U.S. Bishops travelling to Israel in this effort.
Don Clemmer, USCCB interim director of media relations, is travelling with the delegation and provide assistance to media seeking interviews or other materials, itineraries and documentation from the trip. He also is sharing content at www.facebook.com/usccb, http://twitter.com/usccb and http://usccbmedia.blogspot.comIn an earlier statement before leaving for the Holy Land, Bishop Hubbard said, “We are fully aware of the complexities involved in this long standing conflict and we certainly have no magic wand solution to propose. However, in addition to visiting the many sites in the Holy Land sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, we will also be meeting with religious and governmental leaders both in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. We hope to learn more about their perspectives and desire to communicate a simple message: peace is possible and prayer is a pathway to peace.”