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Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem's Old City

Palestinian Muslims pray, as Israeli soldiers look on, at the entrance to the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem's Old City

Christian leaders condemn violence at Jerusalem's Temple Mount

20/07/2017 17:51

In a joint statement, leaders of all the Christian Churches in Jerusalem have condemned the recent escalation of violence at the Temple Mount, or Haram ash-Sharif, a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews

Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Undersecretary for the Holy See's Relations with States, represented the Holy See during the negotiations

Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Undersecretary for the Holy See's Relations with States, represented the Holy See during the negotiations

Holy See, Israel release joint statement on diplomatic negotiations

14/06/2017 16:19

The Holy See and the State of Israel released a joint communique on Tuesday, detailing the progress made by the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission.

 

 A general view for a Palestinian village near a closed road in what is called 'area C', near the West Bank village of Bani Naem.

A general view for a Palestinian village near a closed road in what is called 'area C', near the West Bank village of Bani Naem.

New report highlights plight of displaced Palestinians

26/01/2017 08:59

A new report released this week says the forced internal displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is making them poorer and keeping them in misery and despair.

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel is continuing its work. The latest session ended on Wednesday.

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel is continuing its work. The latest session ended on Wednesday in Jerusalem; the next session takes place in the Vatican in March.

Holy See-Israel Commission continues work

19/01/2017 07:54

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met on Wednesday in Jerusalem.

 

Peace in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank pictured here, is in need of restoration

Peace in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank pictured here, is in need of restoration

Bishop on pilgrimage says 'tension is palpable' in Holy Land

16/01/2017 12:30

The Holy Land Co-ordination is on its annual pilgrimage with the aim of visiting and supporting the local Christian communities. Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces said the pilgrimage's focus this year is on the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Holy See: Two-state solution necessary for Mideast peace

20/10/2016 12:10

The Holy See reiterated its support for a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday during a United Nations Security Council debate on the situation in the Middle East.

 

Pope Francis greets Israeli President, Shimon Peres, during the June 8, 2014 meeting of prayer for peace at the Vatican.

Pope Francis greets Israeli President, Shimon Peres, during the June 8, 2014 meeting of prayer for peace at the Vatican. The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was also present.

Pope Francis offers condolences after death of Shimon Peres

28/09/2016 14:46

Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing his “heartfelt condolences” to the people of Israel upon learning of the death of their former President, Shimon Peres. He died on Wednesday at the age of 93.