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Cardinal Pizzaballa’s Meteoric Rise to ‘Papabile’

Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, waves from a road, overlooking the Dome of the Rock Mosque at the al-Aqsa Mosque complex, during the traditional Palm Sunday procession at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on March 24.

ANALYSIS: As the Holy Land again descends into violent conflict, the peacemaking Latin patriarch of Jerusalem has emerged as a respected leader of the local Church in the Middle East.