Arab gunmen kill 2 Israeli policemen at Jerusalem shrine

Arab gunmen kill 2 Israeli policemen at Jerusalem shrine

Arab gunmen kill 2 Israeli policemen at Jerusalem shrine  Arab assailants struck at ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday, opening fire from inside a major Jerusalem shrine and killing two Israeli policemen before being shot dead. The rare attack from within the sacred site, revered by both Muslims and Jews, raised new concerns about an escalation of violence. The three attackers were Arab citizens of Israel, also a rarity in a rash of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers that erupted about two years ago, in part…

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In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for ‘blasphemy’

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for 'blasphemy'

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for ‘blasphemy’ As a Senate committee mulls Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, thousands visit shrine to Mumtaz Qadri, killer of Salman Taseer. Islamabad, Pakistan – Two narrow minarets rise into the sky, flanking a deep green dome on top of a building nestled in rolling hills on the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital. Inside, the walls are lined with inscriptions from the Quran and verses in praise of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, whose mosque in the Saudi city of Medina the dome seeks to mimic. The ceiling is…

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Newly restored shrine surrounding ‘Jesus’s tomb’ unveiled

Newly restored shrine surrounding ‘Jesus’s tomb’ unveiled The edicule surrounding the tomb in the shrine is a key part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus’s tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday after months of delicate work. Religious leaders opened the ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. They stood in front of the 19th century…

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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State Suicide : A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, on Sept. 5, 2013. Photo courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro Suicide : KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation…

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ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is first and foremost a place of the worship of the God who became man in Jesus Christ. Yet as Saint John Paul II often repeated, in revealing God, Jesus Christ also reveals man to himself (cf. Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 22). The Shrine is thus not only a place where men and women can receive the Christian sacraments, but also find pastoral care and participate in educational and cultural opportunities that help them to grow in their humanity.The…

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ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE ABOUT  : The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is first and foremost a place of the worship of the God who became man in Jesus Christ. Yet as Saint John Paul II often repeated, in revealing God, Jesus Christ also reveals man to himself (cf. Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 22). The Shrine is thus not only a place where men and women can receive the Christian sacraments, but also find pastoral care and participate in educational and cultural opportunities that help them to grow in…

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