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Leonard Cohen on tour, 2013 (AP)

He was mocked as a miserablist, but he brought beauty out of the gloom

Jacob Neusner in 2008 (Emily Darrow/ Bard College)

The Jewish scholar whose work was admired by Pope Benedict has died at his home in New York

Pope Francis hugs Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a day of prayer for peace, in Assisi (AP)

Jewish, Anglican and Catholic leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the patriarch’s enthronement

Pope Francis speaks to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

Nadim Gemayel, a member of the Lebanese Parliament, greets Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn (CNS)

Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, visited to New York to discuss a permanent solution to Middle East refugee crises

Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting in Cambridge

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, will visit the Vatican (AP)

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The replica of the Shroud of Turin

Barrie Schwortz, a leading expert on the Shroud, spoke at the event

The dome of Sacre Coeur drew Jean-Marie Elie Setbon towards Christ (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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