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Israeli police attack pallbearers at Palestinian journalist’s funeral

Israeli riot-control police attacked mourners and pallbearers as thousands came to pay their respects at the May 13 funeral of prominent Palestinian-American journalist Shereen Abu Akleh, who was killed in clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen in Jenin, West Bank.

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Welcome Resurrection with trust and love, says Jerusalem archbishop

The mystery of the Resurrection is difficult to understand or explain and can only be welcomed into one’s heart with trust and love, said Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

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With iftar, Jerusalem Christians hope to be bridge to Muslim neighbors

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began April 1 and ends May 1 this year. During this month of reflection, prayer and community, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, eating a festive iftar with family and friends to break their fast in the evening.

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Vicars promoted to auxiliary bishops in Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Pope Francis has appointed two new bishops to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The pope named as auxiliary bishops Father Jamal Khader Daibes, patriarchal vicar in Jordan, and Father Rafic Nahra, patriarchal vicar for Israel in Nazareth; they will continue serving their respective missions. “Father Jamal and Father […]

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Vicars promoted to auxiliary bishops in Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Pope Francis has appointed two new bishops to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The pope named as auxiliary bishops Father Jamal Khader Daibes, patriarchal vicar in Jordan, and Father Rafic Nahra, patriarchal vicar for Israel in Nazareth; they will continue serving their respective missions. “Father Jamal and Father […]

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in biblical Bethlehem

The biblical town of Bethlehem is gearing up for its second straight Christmas Eve hit by the coronavirus — with small crowds and gray, gloomy weather dampening celebrations Friday in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

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Gaza Catholics filled with faith, resilience during patriarch’s visit

Despite the continuing difficulties, Christmas in Gaza this year is filled with faith, hope and resilience, a Latin Patriarchate official said following a three-day pastoral visit.

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Jerusalem archbishop requests weekend Mass collections go to Gaza

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, requested that the May 30 Mass collections from all parishes in the diocese be donated in their entirety to Gaza’s Holy Family Parish as a sign of solidarity following airstrikes from Israel.

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