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Bishops from the US, Canada and Europe walk through a street in Hebron, West Bank. (CNS photo/Marcin Mazur, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales)

Bishops from the US, Canada and Europe said the ‘de facto annexation’ undermined the rights of Palestinians

Mgr Hilarion Capucci (Piotr Zygulski/Wiki)

Monsignor Hilarion Capucci had a history of activism linked to Middle East conflicts

Pope Francis waves to faithful prior to delivering the Urbi et Orbi Christmas day blessing from the main balcony of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

In his Urbi et Orbi blessing, the Pope called for an end to the fighting in Syria and other war-torn countries

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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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