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Meeting in Rome comes days after Vatican referred to state of Palestine

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

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

Violence mounts following synagogue murders

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

Cardinal will visit Holocaust memorial and Gaza

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

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

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

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