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Newborn babies at the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Photo: Courtesy of  Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation

There's room for newborn babies at Bethlehem's Catholic hospital

A half mile away from the Nativity Church, the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem also strives to be a special... Read more

Bethlehem emigrants open shop to support Christian artisans in Holy Land

A Catholic goods shop opened its first brick and mortar store last month, presenting a wide variety of merchandise which... Read more

Mass said on the proposed site of an Israeli security wall in the West Bank's Cremisan Valley, Jan. 17, 2014.

Patriarch welcomes court's 'courageous' decision to block Israeli wall through West Bank

Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has praised an Israeli Supreme Court decision prohibiting the country's army from routing a security... Read more

Bishops from the U.S. make a pilgrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sept. 11, 2014.

Bishops find hope for religious dialogue at Palestinian university

Reflecting on their recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, U.S. bishops have cited relationships there between Christian and Muslim students... Read more

Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun speaks with CNA in her office on May 24, 2014

Vatican is the 'oil' keeping Bethlehem's star lit, mayor observes

The first woman mayor of the town where Jesus was born referred to the strong connection they have with the... Read more

Choir members sing during Pope Francis' Mass in Bethelehms Manger Square on May, 25 2014

Choir director: singing for the Pope is like welcoming your father

The director of the choir who sang during Pope Francis’ Mass in Bethlehem earlier today expressed that to sing for... Read more

Icon of Mary written on wall dividing Israel and Palestine May 24, 2014

Bethlehem sisters call on world to pray for peace

The sisters who run the only children’s hospital on the West Bank have made it their mission to pray for... Read more

Catholics from Beit Jala in the Cremisan Valley gathered for a Mass for justice, Jan. 17, 2014.

Bishops urge end to confiscation of land in Palestine

The U.S. bishops' international justice and peace representative has called on the state department to pressure the Israeli government to... Read more