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After cease fire, Pope Francis calls for prayers for forgiveness, coexistence...

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis has called on the world's Catholics to pray May 22 for dialogue, forgiveness and peaceful coexistence in the Holy...

In Bethlehem this Christmas, unemployment can mean choosing between food or...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- As the Christmas approaches, Franciscan Father Rami Asakrieh of St. Catherine Parish said he has been overwhelmed with requests for...

Arson attempt at Basilica of All Nations at Gethsemane Church in...

JERUSALEM -- Israeli police arrested a Jewish man after he allegedly threw a firebomb inside the Basilica of All Nations at Gethsemane Church on...

The arts at Christmastime: Holy Land artisans pass on faith through...

For Ashraf Jaraysa, 53, handcrafting olive wood handicrafts is a way of life. A fourth-generation artisan, Jaraysa began working with his father in the family's...

Bishop Malooly: Support the Holy Land through the Pontifical Good Friday...

Dear Friends in Christ, During Holy Week, the Gospel readings come to life in a special way as we gather to celebrate the life, death,...

U.S. bishops get close-up look at Gaza struggles

BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank -- Retired Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, remembers the smell of woodworking and the feel of wood in his...

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...

Vatican policy promotes access to Jerusalem, self-determination for all

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s hopes for a peace-filled world and its defense of the right to religious freedom have supported its...

Bishops visiting Holy Land say Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This...

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...

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