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Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud (AP)

The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship

Members of the Catholic clergy hold candles as they take part in a procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

This Sunday the successors of Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI will mark the 50th anniversary of an event which may have quietly altered the trajectory of Christian history

Pilgrims lift a Cross for hire outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AP)

You don’t have to take a package tour to have a successful visit to the Holy City