JERUSALEM (RNS) In a letter sent to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Sunday (Aug. 9), the Custody of the Holy Land said Benzi Gopstein, head of the Jewish extremist group Lehava, poses a threat to Holy Land Christians.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The three-day visit is packed with official appointments and a grueling physical schedule for the 77-year-old pontiff.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Located on Mount Zion, the Cenacle is where Jesus held the Last Supper. It sits directly above David’s Tomb, the place many Jews believe the biblical King David is buried.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) Pope Francis travels to Jerusalem later this month to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew I, head of the Eastern Orthodox Church. But many hope his off-script message might revive moribund peace talks.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A wave of vandalism against local Christians and institutions is spurring a response from Holy Land churches.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal told journalists that Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Jordan and the Palestinian-ruled West Bank will take place, even if the Israeli foreign ministry strike continues.
(RNS) Jewish-only plots in some French cemeteries -- along with their leases -- are rapidly running out.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As he gathered with clergy at the White House Friday, President Obama recounted personal details of his recent Holy Land trip, calling it a chance to experience “the eternal spirit of Easter” and feel closer to Jesus.
(RNS) More than 20 lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides, including one nude congressman, took a booze-fueled late-night swim in Israel’s Sea of Galilee last summer, Politico reported on Monday. Which leaves at least one question: Is skinny-dipping at the biblical site sacrilegious? By Daniel Burke.
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