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Pope seeks closer ties among Christians, Jews and Muslims

Pope Francis in Holy Land

POPE Francis spent the last morning of his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslims and Jews and calling for closer relations among the three major monotheistic religions as the basis for peace in the region.  At his first appearance on May 26, Pope Francis toured the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, sacred to Muslims ... Read More »

Pope to visit Holy Land

Western Wall

AMMAN, Jordan: Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he hopes the pilgrimage will be a “cry for peace”, particularly for Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians and others beset by conflict. Pope Francis announced his first trip as pontiff to the Holy Land, May 24-26, during his weekly blessing ... Read More »

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