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Booklets showing Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas, one of four 19th-century nuns canonised on May 17 (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Pope Francis to canonise first modern saints to hail from the territory that made up historic Palestine

A portion of the Book of Isaiah from the Dead Sea scrolls on display in Jerusalem (PA)

Time for another Dead Sea earthquake

The chronology of earthquakes in the Holy Land from the Bronze Age to the present is alarming

The Sea of Galilee as seen from the village of Capernaum (Photo: CNS)

The remaining all-Christian villages in the region are picturesque and prosperous and trace their history to the first century

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have increased

Violence mounts following synagogue murders

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal will visit Holocaust memorial and Gaza

Palestinians attend Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Attachments to holy places shouldn’t be a cause of violence, says religious council

Pilgrims stand outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Conflict between Israel and Hamas has not stopped pilgrimages ‘functioning like normal’

Pope Francis pauses after delivering the Angelus address (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

Francis meets bishops at the end of the general audience (AP)

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