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Bishop Declan Lang condemns renewed construction ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Fire damage at the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in  Tabgha (CNS)

Rabbi Gopstein, who heads the Jewish anti-assimilation movement Lehava, said in early August that ‘churches and mosques could be burned’

A fresco of Saint Ilia (Elijah) from the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 1 Kings 19: 4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51 (Year B)

Benedictine Father Nikodemus Schnabel poses for a photo inside a chapel in the Dormition Abbey on Mt Zion in Jerusalem (CNS)

The Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha was damaged in an arson attack in June

Fr Jorge Hernandez celebrates Mass at Holy Family Catholic church in Gaza (CNS)

‘Compared with a year ago, we’re worse off,’ says Gaza parish priest Fr Jorge Hernandez

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River (AP)

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

An Israeli firefighter assesses damage to the Church of the Multiplication (AP)

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An Aymara indigenous woman walks past a poster of Francis in La Paz, Bolivia (AP)

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Pope Francis greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square earlier this year (PA)

Archbishop Gallagher makes call for two-state solution ‘as soon as possible’

Fire damage at the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in  Tabgha (CNS)

Church of the Multiplication suffered arson attack last week