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May 15

St. Isidore Farmer (Spain, 1070-1130)
Confessor, Patron of Madrid

OR today.

Although the picture is from the visit to the Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem on Tuesday,
the headline is from the Holy Father's Nazareth homily yesterday:

In Nazareth, the Holy Father renews the appeal to 'build bridges'
and 'bring down walls' for peaceful coexistence and calls for
Strong and creative initiatives for reconciliation in the Middle East

This issue contains the coverage of the Pope's visit to the Aida refugee camp and his farewell to the Palestinians,
as well as the Mass in Nazareth yesterday.


The Holy Father left Israel today as scheduled after a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
where he spent time praying in the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre itself and later beside the rock of Calvary.