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Pope Francis prays during his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Vatican: prayer with Abbas, Peres opening 'road to peace'

The Vatican has released the details for Sunday’s prayer between Pope Francis and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, stating that... Read more

Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Dr. Zion Evrony speaks with CNA on May 20, 2014

Ambassador: diversity of papal delegation speaks of dialogue

In comments made to CNA, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See noted that the presence of both a rabbi... Read more

Bl. Pope John XXIII's tomb under the altar of St. Jerome

Israeli parliament lauds John XXIII as example of unity

In an unprecedented session held earlier this week, members of the Israeli parliament praised St John XXIII for his efforts... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014

Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See... Read more


Migrants in Holy Land look forward to papal visit

Migrant workers in the Holy Land are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Palestine, Israel and Jordan next month, and... Read more

Bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination visiting Rafah, on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, Jan. 2014.

International bishops call Gaza Christians a 'people of hope'

A group of bishops from around the world who visited the Gaza Strip this month has praised the “courageous” Christian... Read more

Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the US bishops' international justice and peace committee.

Bishop Pates visits Holy Land in hopes of encouraging peace

The US bishops' representative for international justice and peace is traveling to Palestine and Israel to support peace efforts in... Read more


Interfaith leaders support Israeli-Palestine peace talks

Leaders from various faiths, including three U.S. bishops, sent a letter of support to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry... Read more