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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)

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The bishops were confronted by security forces and instructed to leave (Mazur/

A delegation of bishops from the Holy Land Coordination was turned away from the Cremisan Valley

President Abbas greets the Pope at the conclusion of the canonisation Mass (CNS)

The Holy See has announced that its ‘comprehensive agreement’ with the ‘State of Palestine’ has now been put into effect

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