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Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa will focus on promoting dialogue between Christians

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Pope Francis has appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa to replace Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem

Orthodox patriarchs and primates at the Orthodox Academy of Crete (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a message of support ahead of the opening of the Pan-Orthodox Council

Nuns watch as a team of experts begin renovation of Jesus's tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City (AP)

A team of experts began a historic restoration project in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Monday

Orthodox pilgrims hold candles during the Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on April 30 (AP)

Fr Gennady Zaridze is seeking scientific proof that the fire emanates from God

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has come under pressure over his handling of an abuse scandal in his Archdiocese of Lyon (AP)

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Pope Francis condemns the terrorist attacks in Istanbul (AP)

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

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

Bishop Declan Lang condemned the action by Israel © Mazur/

Bishop Declan Lang condemns renewed construction ahead of Supreme Court ruling

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