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A plane drops fire retardant during a wildfire near Nataf, Israel (CNS)

Most of the fires were under control by November 28, security officials said

Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, the new custos of the Holy Land Franciscans (CNS)

The new custos describes life in one of the most dangerous places in the world

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