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Conflict Risks Turning the Holy Land Into a Museum, Spanish Archbishop Warns

Marinella Bandini
The custos of the Holy Land, Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, walks through empty Bethlehem streets during the solemn entrance to the Basilica of the Nativity on Jan. 6.

The archbishop of Toledo’s letter, titled “The Holy Land Urgently Needs Us in Time of War,” appealed for support for the Christian witness in the war-torn region.