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The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship

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Pope tells reporters prayers at Israeli-built separation barrier were not planned

Pope honoured by Israel’s voluntary emergency services organisation

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

Holy Father makes moving plea at Holocaust memorial

Historic moment comes fifty years after encounter between their predecessors

Francis was speaking during visit to the Deheishe Refugee Camp

Tears and cheers as Pope Francis arrives by helicopter in Tel Aviv

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I make Common Declaration after meeting today