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

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

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have increased

Violence mounts following synagogue murders

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks and Cardinal Müller at the Vatican conference on marriage

Religious leaders from all over the world paused to pray in wake of synagogue attack

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal will visit Holocaust memorial and Gaza

Palestinians attend Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Attachments to holy places shouldn’t be a cause of violence, says religious council

A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

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

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Sister Muna Totah, a member of the Sisters of St  Joseph of the Apparition, treats a young patient at St Joseph Hospital (CNS)

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Palestinian children play outside a UN school that has been transformed into a shelter in Jabalia, Gaza (CNS)

There are few things less appealing than the tribalism which erupts whenever Israel goes to war