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Nuns watch as a team of experts begin renovation of Jesus's tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City (AP)

A team of experts began a historic restoration project in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Monday

Orthodox pilgrims hold candles during the Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on April 30 (AP)

Fr Gennady Zaridze is seeking scientific proof that the fire emanates from God

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has come under pressure over his handling of an abuse scandal in his Archdiocese of Lyon (AP)

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A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

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Pope Francis condemns the terrorist attacks in Istanbul (AP)

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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