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Pope Francis greeting the faithful on Wednesday (AP)

Pope hopes to keep focus of three-day trip on better relations with Jews, Orthodox and Muslims

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

Pope Francis waves as he appears for yesterday's Regina Caeli address (AP)

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Israeli border police walk by Christians on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem this year                     (CNS)

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place

Pope Francis blesses a baby as he leaves St Stanislaus church (AP)

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Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham  and Orthodox Patriarch John X  visit the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, Syria, on Easter Sunday (CNS)

Easter messages also offers prayers for people in Lebanon, Iraq and the Holy Land

Pope Francis at this morning's Chrism Mass (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/04/14

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Jordan's King Abdullah II, Pope Francis and and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal pose for photos during a private audience at the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse (CNS)

Trip to Holy Land will include a visit to the royal palace and a Mass celebration in a football stadium

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

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Francis arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/04/14

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