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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

Greek renovation experts inspect Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AP)

A glimpse inside Christ’s burial place

For the first time in almost 2,000 years, scientists have examined Jesus’s tomb; what they have found underlines the truth of the Gospels

Auschwitz concentration camp (AP)

In a joint statement, Israel’s religious leaders said extremism ‘desecrates religion’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Gaza City (AP)

‘Their numbers are small, but their faith is strong,’ the cardinal said

Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres pictured in Jerusalem  in 2014 (AP)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry had announced the Pope was expected to attend Friday’s funeral in Israel

Mourners attend the funeral Mass of Archbishop Rahho outside Mosul in 2008 (AP)

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The Boat Chapel at Duc In Altum, Magdala, illuminated at night

In Magdala, pilgrims gain a unique insight into the saint’s life

Graffiti in Beirut: anti-Semitism is rising not only in the Muslim world but also in Europe (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Anti-Semitism is still rife in society – some of it carefully concealed. Catholics must help to fight it

Faithful hold candles in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher in 2014 (CNS)

Restricted access to Easter services is a point of contention between the Israeli police and Christians

Cardinal Kasper said the apostolic exhortation will mark the 'turning of a page' in Church history (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/16

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