Photo slideshow: U.S. Catholic bishops visit the Holy Land on peace pilgrimage


Members of the USCCB's 2014 peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land celebrate mass at the Church of the Flagellation on Via Dolorosa to pray for all victims of violence. Following the mass, the pilgrimage participants walked through the old city of Jerusalem. Photo by Jen Hardy/Catholic Relief Services

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Eighteen Catholic bishops from across the U.S. led a peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where they examined the devastation left by recent conflict in Gaza. They also wanted to deliver a message: Prayer is powerful; peace is possible.