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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