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Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa will focus on promoting dialogue between Christians

New Custos Fr Francesco Patton, centre, takes part in a procession in Jerusalem (AP)

The Pope has appointed Franciscans to two of the most prestigious posts in the Holy Land. Neither speaks Arabic, so what’s going on?

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Pope Francis has appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa to replace Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem

Pope Francis censes an icon of Jesus as he celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

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

Cardinal Kasper said the apostolic exhortation will mark the 'turning of a page' in Church history (AP)

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The bishops were confronted by security forces and instructed to leave (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A delegation of bishops from the Holy Land Coordination was turned away from the Cremisan Valley

Nine-year-old Syrian refugees at a camp in Jordan (AP)

Bishop Declan Lang will lead a delegation of bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America later this month

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Cardinal O’Brien, who ministered to dying troops in Vietnam, suggests US public is ‘very blase’ about ISIS

Israeli border police walk past the wall being built between Palestinian and Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem  on Sunday (AP)

Francis says courage must be shown to end rising violence between Palestinians and Israelis