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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Decries Police Interruption of Slain Journalist’s Funeral

Amir LevyArchbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, leaves after speaking at a press conference held in St. Joseph Hospital on May 16 in Jerusalem, Israel. The archbishop and other religious leaders in the Holy Land condemned the police response leading up to the funeral Mass of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Palestinian Catholic Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran TV reporter for Al Jazeera, was killed May 11 by an as yet unknown shooter.