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  • Jerusalem readies for Pope Francis' Holy Land tour

    Days ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Jerusalem as part of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israeli authorities put the finishing touches on preparations for the visit, smoothing out protocol on pomp, protection and politics. Half a century after...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]

    No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]
    I've been following the debate over the Carroll County commissioners opening their meetings with Christian prayer ("Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers," April 8). For some reason, there are people who can't seem to get down to business...
  • Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday

    Jews stay within Passover rules by selling bread, buying back after holiday
    During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
  • Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday

    Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago. The pilgrims...
  • Christians gather at Jerusalem church for lighting of 'holy fire'

    JERUSALEM – Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security. The Easter Week processions that once...
  • No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM — The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown...
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...