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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

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem, West Bank (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Shomali says it is painful to see violence return to Jerusalem

A Palestinian throws back a gear gas canister during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Bethlehem (Photo: AP)

Bishop Lang expresses concern over escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

Bishops from Europe and North America visit Cremisan Valley, west of Bethlehem

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Cardinal Nichols in Gaza (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal says innocent citizens are caught in a ‘vice of conflicting ideologies’

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Hamas clearly fails the St Alphonsus test. Civilian deaths are not just collateral damage – they are its chief weapon

Vincent Nichols invited the two men to pray for peace

The two men came to Archbishop’s House following Pope Francis’s trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace at the Vatican in June (AP)

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’

Francis prays at the separation barrier on his way to a Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem (Photo: PA)

The Holy Father understands symbolism, and will realise the pressure he has put on Israel

Holy Land Coordination bishops at Mass in Gaza

Bishops visiting from North America and Europe say humanitarian situation is a scandal