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Holy Week in the Holy Land: Return of Pilgrims Is a Welcome Sight

Menahem KahanaThe Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa takes part in the traditional Catholic Palm Sunday procession with pilgrims following from Mount of Olives to Jerusalem’s Old City, on April 10, 2022.

Only relatively small numbers have arrived so far compared to pre-pandemic numbers, but their presence provides cautious optimism for the tourist-dependent local Christian community.