- Jul 23, 2021
Israel’s parliament is set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens of Israel from extending citizenship or even residency to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Pope Francis welcomed Lebanon’s Christian religious leaders to the Vatican on Thursday for a day of prayer
Now months since from Pope Francis’s trip to Iraq the country’s Christian population remains hopeful, but nothing has changed, experts say.
Pope Francis’s upcoming July 1 meeting with the Christian leaders of Lebanon was never intended to include politicians, according to the Vatican’s foreign minister.
Nearly a year after the blast at the Beirut port, the memory of that night is still vivid for those affected by the explosion.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ international policy committee joined Pope Francis in his solidarity with the people of Lebanon as their country endures an ongoing and protracted political and economic crisis.
Pope Francis’s meeting with Lebanon’s Christian religious leaders will “at least give a sign of hope” to the beleaguered country, said the Vatican nuncio to Lebanon.
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, conducted a flurry of religious ceremonies for members of the tiny Catholic community in Gaza.