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Jerusalem Patriarch Condemns Church Vandalism in Israel

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land says vandalism of church property, allegedly by Jewish extremists, is "poisoning the atmosphere" ahead of Pope Francis' first official visit later this month.   Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal says the vandalism is of grave concern to all reasonable persons. He also calls it a blight on Israeli democracy.   Jewish extremists are alleged to have spray-painted graffiti and racist insults on churches and...

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