Mint Press News - Pope’s Trip To Holy Land Stirs Diplomatic Dilemmas

JERUSALEM  — When Pope Francis sets foot in the Holy Land next week, he'll be treading on diplomatic eggshells at virtually every stop.

Israeli-Palestinian politics are just one of the many sensitive issues Vatican officials are navigating. Other sore points are incidents of anti-Christian vandalism in Israel, lingering tensions between the Holy See and the Jewish community, historic disputes with rival Christian denominations and closed-door real estate negotiations with Israel.

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