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Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service

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Evangelicals get visas to go to Israel, but Catholics left out,...

JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed astonishment that a large group of evangelical Christians from the U.S. received visas to come...

Christian leaders: Israeli occupation of Palestine is cause of conflict

JERUSALEM — The Israeli “military occupation of Palestine” is the “root cause” of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said three retired Christian leaders. The statement —...

Holy Land Catholic leaders: Trump peace plan needed Palestinian input

JERUSALEM — Calling U.S. President Donald Trump’s Peace-to-Prosperity plan a “unilateral initiative,” church leaders in the Holy Land said it did not give “dignity...

Smuggled out of Warsaw Ghetto, child spent five years with Catholic...

TEL AVIV, Israel — Krystyna Linden does not remember much about the first five years of her life, which she spent in a tiny...

The arts at Christmastime: Holy Land artisans pass on faith through...

For Ashraf Jaraysa, 53, handcrafting olive wood handicrafts is a way of life. A fourth-generation artisan, Jaraysa began working with his father in the family's...

Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Brothers Peter and Eli Hosh grew up knowing that their hometown was not only the place where they went to...

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...

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