In lunch with Pope, ordinary Palestinians to bring up their troubles, including threat to land

May 25, 2014 8:27 AM

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In lunch with Pope, ordinary Palestinians to bring up their troubles, including threat to land

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Juliette Bannoura hopes Pope Francis can save her family's four acres (1.6 hectares) of olive groves and other Palestinian-owned lands in the scenic Cremisan Valley south of Jerusalem from the path of Israel's separation barrier.

Bannoura, 36, is among a select few Palestinian Christians set to have lunch with the pontiff Sunday during his pilgrimage to Bethlehem, the cradle of Christianity. She will urge him during the hour-long meal to use his moral authority to save the terraced valley, which is also home to a monastery a...

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