Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on the red carpet at the premiere of the film "Route 60: The Biblical Highway" on Sept. 12, 2023. | Credit: Jonah McKeown/CNA

New Movie Explores Christian and Jewish Perspectives of the Holy Land’s History

Sep 15, 2023

Generally in “road trip” films, travelers on a ribbon of asphalt are taken on both a literal and figurative journey — sometimes one that leads them to a deeper connection with the transcendent and divine. 

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Church leaders in Jerusalem Call for Enhanced Security During Holy Week

Apr 4, 2023

Christian leaders of Jerusalem on March 31 issued a joint statement calling on governing authorities to enhance security at holy sites as Easter approaches.  

Dome of the Rock with Christian church in foreground in Jerusalem. | Shutterstock

Pope Francis Underlines "universal value" of Jerusalem in Speech to Palestinians

Mar 9, 2023

Pope Francis underlined the “universal value” of Jerusalem in a meeting with members of a Vatican-Palestinian interreligious dialogue group on Thursday.

Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Holy Land at the end of his Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow Over "spiral of death" in the Holy Land

Jan 29, 2023

In his Sunday Angelus address, the pope expressed “great sorrow” for the death of Palestinians killed in an Israeli military raid and seven Israelis killed in a shooting.

The blind man from birth washes his eyes in the Pool of Siloam | Credit: Wikimedia / Public Domain

Excavation Site of Pool of Siloam Where Jesus Cured a Blind Man to Open to Public

Jan 7, 2023

The excavation site of the Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem, the place where Jesus restored sight to a blind man, will be open to the public for the first time.

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This Santa Rides a Camel Around Jerusalem Every Year. Here’s Why

Dec 24, 2022

Every year on the feast of St. Nicholas, Issa Anis Kassisieh dons a red suit, black boots, and a thick white beard. He mounts a camel in the outskirts of Jerusalem and rides into the streets of the Old City.