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Foreign spouses of West Bank residents in constant state of limbo

BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- What was meant to be one of the happiest of occasions for the Zoughbi family became a nightmare because of...

Arab Israeli fights to visit father’s grave, now surrounded by air...

MA’ALUL VILLAGE REMAINS, Israel — The destroyed Arab village of Ma’alul, located just outside of Nazareth, does not appear on any Israeli map, but...

Far from home, Israel’s foreign workers visit pop-up Christmas market

TEL AVIV, Israel (CNS) -- For foreign workers and other nonlocal Christians living in Israel, celebrating Christmas far from loved ones in a country...

Palestinian Catholic, modeling St. Francis, cares for abused animals

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — God gives everyone a mission, Diana George Babish said as she fielded a phone call about a dog who had...

Saving abused and abandoned animals in West Bank is her life’s...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- God gives everyone a mission, Diana George Babish said as she fielded a phone call about a dog who had...

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in...

Gazans more desperate than ever after border clashes, says Catholic Relief...

JERUSALEM -- Already in a precarious state, Gaza's health system faces a medical emergency, with more than 1,000 people injured in the recent Gaza...

Christian pilgrims to Holy Land get tattoos to mark their pilgrimages

JERUSALEM — Three generations of the Razzouk family busily attended to Christian pilgrims and tourists packed into a tiny shop to get Christian tattoos...

Christian leaders to reopen Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM -- Christian leaders in the Holy Land announced they would reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Feb. 28 after the...

U.S. bishops get close-up look at Gaza struggles

BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank -- Retired Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, remembers the smell of woodworking and the feel of wood in his...

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