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Jerusalem’s Latin patriarchate condemns Israeli law allowing seizure of Palestinian lands

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem warned of “serious consequences” from a new law that allows the government to seize private...

Catholic leaders in Holy Land pray for those hit by wildfires

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed solidarity with those affected by regional wildfires, which continued to burn after five...

Some West Bank Christians don’t get Easter permits to enter Jerusalem

Catholic News Service BEIT JALLA, West Bank — Nicola Sansour's voice had a tinge of sadness as he recounted how his family planned to celebrate...

Christians chafe at Israeli restrictions for Holy Week, Easter in Jerusalem

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Israeli restrictions on reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Holy Week and Easter are part of the current...

Church leaders condemn vandalism at two Christian sites in Jerusalem

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — One week after a Christian cemetery was desecrated outside of Jerusalem, two more Christian sites were vandalized in the city. Several...

Violence flares again near Jerusalem’s holiest site

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — It has been painful to watch as violence has taken over Jerusalem once again, especially along the Via Dolorosa, where...

Unrest flares again in West Bank, Jerusalem

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Unrest flared in early October throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, which has experienced tensions during September, largely over the...

Church leaders want Israel to step up protection of Christian sites

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Although Israeli officials have publicly criticized the June arson attack that seriously damaged the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in...

Jordan River bank where Jesus baptized declared UNESCO heritage site

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and...

Christian leaders hope Palestinian saints can be intercessors for peace

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) -- Christian leaders in the Holy Land hope two new Palestinian saints will become intercessors for peace and...

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