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Syrians look at a destroyed field hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma last week. Catholic leaders called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis (CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, EPA) See SYRIAC-CALL-DIPLOMACY Oct. 30, 2015.

Bishops also thanked God for release of Fr Jack Murad by ISIS earlier this month

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Israeli border police walk past the wall being built between Palestinian and Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem  on Sunday (AP)

Francis says courage must be shown to end rising violence between Palestinians and Israelis

A Palestinian throws back a gear gas canister during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Bethlehem (Photo: AP)

Bishop Lang expresses concern over escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

A Palestinian woman looks out a bus window during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in Hebron (CNS)

Four Israelis were recently killed in Jerusalem in an apparent act of revenge for the killing of a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint

Children play football at the Terra Santa School in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle (AP)

The schools were closed to pressure the Israeli government to grant budgeting equality

Arab Israeli Christians demonstrate in front of the prime minister's office in Jerusalem (AP)

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A nun surveys heavy damage at the Church of the Multiplication after a fire broke out in June (AP)

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Cardinal Nichols greets President Rivlin. Below, Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin say the schools are facing ‘impossible cuts’

Father Aktham Hijazin of Beit Jalla, West Bank, distributes Communion as he celebrates Mass Sept. 3 in the Cremisan Valley. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)

A separation barrier was put up in the Cremisan Valley in August