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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...

Vatican’s top diplomat meets about Mideast with U.S., Israeli ambassadors

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors to the Vatican to express concern that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Not just what you see: Issues in Israel-Palestinian violence, updated

JERUSALEM — Sometimes, news is not just what meets the eye on the TV screen or a social media post. Catholic political analyst Wadie Abunasser...

Pope speaks out against ‘spiral of violence’ in Holy Land

VATICAN CITY -- Warning that violence will never bring peace, Pope Francis urged all sides to do all they can to foster dialogue in...

Pope’s Easter appeal for peace includes special prayers for Syria, Gaza

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In his Easter appeal for peace throughout the world, Pope Francis made special mention of the ongoing "carnage" in...

Have you heard? A U.N. treaty, backed by Vatican and U.S....

Catholic News Service The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s...

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