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Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service

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Catholic leaders urge Israel to investigate hate crimes in Arab villages

JERUSALEM — The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land condemned vandalism attacks in two Arab villages and called on Israeli authorities to...

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...

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