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Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.

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Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would further destabilize the Middle East.

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Jesus’ tomb at Church of the Holy Sepulcher getting long-needed restoration

Jesus’ tomb at Church of the Holy Sepulcher getting long-needed restoration

| Judith Sudilovsky | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The current Edicule of the Tomb was built by the Greek Orthodox community in 1810, two years after a devastating fire. It has been encased in metal scaffolding since the British Mandate period in the mid-20th century because of concern for its stability.

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