Second Sunday of Advent, ISAIAH 40: 1-5; 2 PETER 3: 8-14; MARK 1: 1-8 (Year B)

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Religious leaders from all over the world paused to pray in wake of synagogue attack

Cardinal will visit Holocaust memorial and Gaza

‘We need the politicians to be with us,’ says Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal

Pope honoured by Israel’s voluntary emergency services organisation

Historic moment comes fifty years after encounter between their predecessors

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I make Common Declaration after meeting today

Bethlehem Mass was the only Mass for local Christians during Pope’s Holy Land visit