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Pope’s schedule for his first visit to Holy Land

 Pope Francis is on a weekend trip to the Holy Land aimed at marking an improvement in Catholic-Orthodox relations but which will also see him navigate some of the region’s most intractable conflicts, from Israeli-Palestinian tensions to the civil war in neighboring Syria. The following is the schedule for the pope’s visit: Sunday, May 25

John Kerry, Israel, and Apartheid

Michael Brown  After coming under intense criticism for his remarks that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if it did not embrace a two-state solution, Secretary of State John Kerry has now sought to clarify his comments, reiterating his support for Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.” While AP News reports that Kerry “pointedly