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Middle East religion

Morocco’s Jewish Community Joins Call for Religious Freedom

RABAT, Morocco — Representatives of Morocco’s Jewish community joined other religious minorities on Saturday to urge the government to clarify the law on freedom of worship in Morocco, where Islam is the state religion.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, Jose Oulman Bensaude Carp, President of the Jewish community in Lisbon, waits to be interviewed by The Associated Press at the main Jewish synagogue in Lisbon. Portugal is following Spain and granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted …

Shrine to Jesus in Israel ‘Robbed and Vandalised’

A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday.

A picture shows the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in Israel�s Lower Galilee on March 25, 2009. According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the site of the Transfiguration of Christ, during which Jesus began to radiate light and was seen conversing with Moses and Elijah. Pope Benedict …

Christians In The Holy Land And Across The World Are Celebrating Easter

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. The cavernous Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem was packed with worshippers on

A Christian pilgrim carries a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalems Old City during the Good Friday procession on March 25, 2016.