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Palestinians mourn the death of Iyad Omar Ssjadiyya during his funeral at a refugee camp in Qalandia, West Bank, March 1. (CNS photo/Atef Safadi, EPA)

The Commission of Justice and Peace of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land released a statement yesterday

St Francis in Ecstasy by Caravaggio

How Franciscan is Pope Francis?

What perhaps we are not seeing from this Pope is the mystical and ecstatic characteristics of St Francis