Pope Francis navigated the minefield of the Mideast conflict and humbly bowed to kiss the hands of Holocaust survivors as he wrapped up a trip marked by bold gestures.7
The methodical gunman who killed four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels reportedly videotaped his own attack with a camera mounted on his chest.
Pope Francis completes a tour of the Holy Land on Monday, paying homage to Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust and looking to affirm Christian rights at a disputed place of worship in Jerusalem.3
Marine Le Pen’s far right National Front scored a stunning first victory in European Parliament elections in France on Sunday as critics of the European Union registered a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and mass unemployment.
Pope Francis has landed in Israel for a two-day visit.
National Front leader Marine Le Pen called for the dissolution of the French national assembly on Sunday after exit polls showed her anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic party winning European Parliament elections in France.
Confectionery magnate Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine’s presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him a clear absolute majority of first-round votes and he pledged to steer the ex-Soviet state into the European mainstream.
Belgian police were hunting on Sunday for an assailant who shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, and French authorities tightened security at Jewish sites following another attack that prompted fears of a rise in anti-Semitism.
Police said they arrested 26 people at a protest by Jewish nationalists on Sunday at the Cenacle in Jerusalem, the traditional site of Jesus’s Last Supper, where Pope Francis is due to hold a Mass on Monday.4
Pope Francis made a surprise stop at the hulking wall seen by many as a symbol of Israeli oppression — and pointedly endorsed a state of ‘Palestine.’20
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