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  • Pope wraps up delicate Mideast pilgrimage

    May 26, 2014 4:35 PM

    JERUSALEM - Pope Francis has wrapped up his Holy Land trip with a Mass at what's believed to be the site of the Last Supper before Jesus's crucifixion. Some ultra-Orthodox Jews had protested the Mass, because the Cenacle, or Upper Room, is above the traditional site of the biblical King... more »
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • Christmas observance in Holy Land

    December 25, 2011 11:37 AM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Crowds in the West Bank town of Bethlehem are the largest in more than a decade. Despite some strong winds and a pounding rain, visitors packed a church on Manger Square today to celebrate Christmas Mass at Jesus' traditional birthplace. St. Catherine's Church is attached... more »

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