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Catholic leaders urge Israel to meet Palestinian hunger strikers’ demands

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Catholic leaders in the Holy Land urged Israel to concede to demands of Palestinian political prisoners on a hunger strike...

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...

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...

Vatican signs agreement with Palestine, calls for two-state solution

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing...

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...

Exiled residents of destroyed Israeli village unite each month at the...

Catholic News Service IQRIT, Israel — For the elders of Iqrit, their biggest regret in life is not having been able to raise their children...

Bishop criticizes Texas senator for politicizing summit on Mideast Christians

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A Catholic bishop criticized Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for politicizing a conference of diverse political and church leaders working on...

Viewpoint: When global problems heat up

If there’s anything good to say about the state of the world this month, it’s that at least we’re going to have nice weather...

Working to end the madness, restore dignity in the Middle East

Catholic Near East Welfare Association   Catholic Near East Welfare Association works with churches to aid the poor, create dialogue, inspire peace   “The situation on the ground...

Pope urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to end Holy Land conflict

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Expressing his serious concerns over the escalating violence in the Holy Land, Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres...

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