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Even choosing a Holy Land wine is political

Bethlehem-area Christians gather for a Mass in protest at the separation wall (AP photo)

A proposed separation wall near Bethlehem may jeopardise a famous altar wine produced at the Cremisan Monastery

Fans unite to kill bill to end sectarianism

Both Celtic and Glasgow fans are campaigning against a bill that would criminalise displays of bigotry on the terraces

It’s becoming hard to find an Aussie priest

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

Assad shoves Christians into the firing line

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

The man who put purgatory on the map

A N Wilson suggests that purgatory only became part of Church doctrine in 1274

Pentecostals are quietly thriving in Jerusalem

Icons are displayed in a shop window in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: AP)

The Alliance Pentecostal church is acquiring new converts each month

Middle Eastern Christians must pull together

The tower of a church and the minaret of a nearby mosque are seen in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: CNS)

The timing of the Middle East Synod is unfortunate

Benedict XVI should address the papacy’s treatment of Robert the Bruce

A statue of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn site (PA archive)

Scotland’s hero-king clashed repeatedly with the popes