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Holy Land Church warns of ‘serious consequences’ of law passed by Israeli Knesset this week

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

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

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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Most of the fires were under control by November 28, security officials said

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

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

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

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