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27 May 2014 19:26 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Liz Dodd

Church leaders have strongly condemned the death sentence handed to a young Sudanese Christian woman who gave birth to a baby girl in prison this week.

27 May 2014 13:31 by Elena Curti

Catholic doctors who follow church teaching on sexual ethics cannot work as gynaecologists in Britain, the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) conference was told.

27 May 2014 13:23 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Israeli police said a man set fire to a prayer book in a Jerusalem church near a sensitive holy site where Pope Francis had just finished celebrating Mass.

27 May 2014 11:41 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis said the abuse of children was as evil as performing a satanic Mass, and announced that he is to meet a group of people who have been sexually abused by priests.

26 May 2014 17:36 by James Macintyre in Jerusalem

Pope Francis has rounded off his intensive three-day trip to the Middle East by celebrating Mass in the Upper Room, the site of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.

26 May 2014 15:01 by James Macintyre in Jerusalem

Pope Francis found himself at the centre of a propaganda war between Israel and the Palestinians today after agreeing to visit a memorial to victims of terrorism following his prayer at the West Bank security barrier yesterday.

26 May 2014 11:14 by James Macintyre in Jerusalem

Pope Francis made an emotional visit to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum today, meeting survivors of what he called a “boundless tragedy” on the final leg of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

25 May 2014 20:24 by James Macintyre in Jerusalem

Western and Eastern Christianity came together in a unique show of unity tonight as Pope Francis prayed with the Orthodox Church’s “first among equals” in Jerusalem’s church of the Holy Sepulchre and the pair agreed that their Churches should continue towards “communion in legitimate diversity”.

25 May 2014 11:27 by James Macintyre in Jerusalem

Pope Francis this afternoon unexpectedly invited the Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican in attempt to revive the dormant Middle East peace process.

23 May 2014 17:59 by James Macintyre

Pope Francis called for a “just” solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and an urgent end to the Syrian crisis today, in a series of highly political remarks at the start of his three-day visit to the Holy Land.