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Photo of the Week: Praying For Peace

Michael Swan


Michael Swan’s picture shows a nun walking by the West Bank barrier earlier this week as Pope Francis arrived in the Middle East. The Pope concluded his four-day tour of Israel and Palestine by stopping to pray at the barrier near Bethlehem, having reiterated the Vatican’s call for a sovereign Palestinian state. In the wake of the collapse of recent negotiations, Francis extended an invitation to leaders from both sides to take part in peace talks at the Vatican.

Photo courtesy of The Catholic Register by Michael Swan.

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