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It reopened after Israeli officials suspended plans for a new tax on church properties

The church will stay closed indefinitely as leaders feud over proposed taxes

Christian leaders issued a joint statement bemoaning what they called a ‘systematic campaign of abuse’ against them

Israel’s friends need to call out its unjustified treatment of Palestine’s Christian community

The Pope warned against any move to recognise Jerusalem as the Israel capital

‘We get sympathy and nice words from everybody, but we are sick of that. We want convictions.’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/09/17

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The Jewish people have endured a long exile from history. They have now returned.

The US President began his two-day trip to the region with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall