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Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

Jerusalem archbishop calls for prayers for peace as violence increases

As the world witnesses “another outburst of hatred and violence, which is once again bleeding all over the Holy Land,” the head of Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate called for prayers for peace.

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Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

| Judith Sudilovsky | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers.

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Christian leaders in Jerusalem protest plan to tax church properties

Christian leaders in Jerusalem protest plan to tax church properties

| Judith Sudilovsky | February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The heads and patriarchs of Christian churches in Jerusalem strongly denounced the city of Jerusalem’s plan to force churches to pay property taxes.

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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 | 4 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 | 5 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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