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Dealing with two such complex and contradictory dynamics is a daunting prospect — and one for Francis that is complicated
Haviv Rettig Gur, Diana Buttu and Rev. Paul Raushenbush join HuffPost Live to discuss if Pope Francis can help bring peace to the Middle East.
Rev. Paul Raushenbush and Diana Buttu join HuffPost Live to discuss the significance of Pope Francis' visit to the Middle East.
Pope Francis' historic trip to the Holy Land sparked hopes that he could help bring about peace in the Middle East, as he
His commanding presence has given Palestine's Arab Christian community hope and strengthens their resolve to remain rooted to their land and to affirm their role as part of a unified Palestinian people. That may or may not have been on the papal agenda, but it may well be this papal visit's most significant contribution.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says an eyewitness saw a man enter the Dormition Abbey and light candles before fleeing
Pope Francis has shown us a faithful, peaceful approach to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. All of us can follow his example. We are all Pope Francis now. It is up to all of us.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Pope Francis prayed on Monday at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, and deviated
"I urge the international community not to leave Jordan alone in the task of meeting the humanitarian emergency caused by
Yet as a Muslim living in the West Bank, Barghouti is paying close attention to what the world's most prominent Christian
Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. "I am sad to think that maybe the time will come in which Christianity
Skorka is rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, and Abboud is president of the Institute for Interreligious Dialogue
“Since the spiritual patrimony common to Christians and Jews is thus so great, this sacred synod wants to foster and recommend
This is the Biblical site of Jesus' birth and marks a pilgrimage destination in the Christian tradition. After Mass in Manger
Monsignor William Shomali, auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said the Vatican is not seeking ownership
Joining Pope Francis on his Jerusalem visit will be a rabbi and a Muslim dignitary -- Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud -- who
PRICE TAG "TERRORISM" The bishops' statement said they "are very concerned about the lack of security" for Christian property
Then last week the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, the top Catholic official in the region, revealed that the visit was set
The Pope also shared his concern for Christians in the region, and the Vatican reported, "Finally, mention was made of the