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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...

Commentary: Church serves, strives to keep Christian presence in Bethlehem

  As we approach the feast of Christ's birth in Bethlehem, we must renew our prayers for peace in the Holy Land and throughout the...

Call to build bridges, not walls, in the Holy Land

Dialog reporter   Palestinian pastor Rev. Dr. Raheb Mitri visits Delaware to talk about oppression in his homeland   NEWARK – Since the time of Jesus, there have...

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...

Bishops see signs of resilience in ‘open-air prison’ of Gaza

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Despite the immense destruction still evident in Gaza following the war there last summer, the resilience of the...

For Arab Christians, getting to Bethlehem involves checks, imbalances

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Coming to Bethlehem during Christmas is like a family reunion for Afif Hazboun. He had been standing in front...

Pope invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace...

Bethlehem residents look forward to papal visit on Sunday

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A long line of cars trailed down the road next to the Church of the Nativity as Franciscan...

Jerusalem’s patriarch hopes pope’s Holy Land visit is ‘cry for peace’

AMMAN, Jordan — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he...

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