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The attack on the church has been widely condemned (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Church in Jerusalem)

Israel is considering labelling the fire a terrorist attack

Barack Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, 2014 (AP)

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Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one

A Palm Sunday Procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

A Vatican-Palestine accord also upheld the principle of religious freedom

'In St Paul we see conversion and repentance as the first fruit of the Resurrection'

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 9:26-31; 1 jn 3:18-24; jn 15:1-8 (Year B)

Pope Francis with cardinal advisers at the Vatican in October 2013 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Vatican release Pope’s message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Jesus enters Jerusalem, by Giotto

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A portion of the Book of Isaiah from the Dead Sea scrolls on display in Jerusalem (PA)

Time for another Dead Sea earthquake

The chronology of earthquakes in the Holy Land from the Bronze Age to the present is alarming

Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs meet in Bkerke, Lebanon (CNS)

The ecumenical meeting comes after clashes between the Lebanese army and Syria-based militants