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

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

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/09/15

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Bishop Declan Lang condemned the action by Israel © Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

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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