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Thousands attend Orthodox Easter ‘Holy Fire’ rite in Jerusalem

The ceremony, when a flame which the faithful believe sparks miraculously each year is brought from the tomb, marks the most important event in the Orthodox calendar

Worshippers celebrate in tense Jerusalem as violence surges

Pope Francis expressed "deep concern" Sunday over the flare-up in tensions sparked by an Israeli police raid last week on Al-Aqsa mosque

Pope Francis underlines ‘universal value’ of Jerusalem in speech to Palestinians

“Jesus wept over Jerusalem .... We should not pass over these words in haste. These tears of Jesus should be contemplated in silence.”

Jerusalem’s Christian churches resist Israeli settlers

Hardline Jewish settlers, known for a push to take over properties of Palestinians, are waging a campaign for control of Christian lands

How Jerusalem tensions sparked heaviest Israel-Gaza fighting in years

Politics, history and religion all place Jerusalem at the center of the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Seek post-COVID renewal, Holy Land archbishop urges on Easter Sunday

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, voiced hope for a post-COVID world of greater substance and spirituality

Graffiti or homage? Hi-tech imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre wall...

Crosses etched in mysterious abundance across the walls of Christianity's most sacred church were long assumed to be graffiti

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre church opens to public on Palm Sunday

With more than half the population of Israel having received two vaccine doses, coronavirus restrictions were eased

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