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Christians seek help from pope on barrier

Posted: April 27, 2013 at 4:14 a.m.

Palestinians in this Christian village are hoping the new pope can succeed where others have failed — pressing Israel to drop plans to build a stretch of its West Bank separation barrier through their picturesque valley.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 04/27/2013

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