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Franciscan ‘custos’ named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa,...

Church leaders wary of ‘World Heritage’ status for Bethlehem church

JERUSALEM -- Palestinians are hopeful that UNESCO will recognize the city of Bethlehem as the first Palestinian World Heritage Site, but Franciscans in charge...

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