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Holy Cross expert says pope faces thorny issues on Mideast trip

Publication: 
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Release Date: 
May 25, 2014

Pope Francis' trip to the Middle East this weekend to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew I will most likely draw the Roman Catholic Church closer to some of its long-alienated Orthodox brethren, but the journey may also be filled with political mines, a local expert on religion and the Holy Land said.