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Bethlehem mayor recruiting pope to intervene on West Bank barrier
February 02, 2015

The mayor of the West Bank town of Bethlehem is hoping Pope Francis will help her prevent Israel from extending its security barrier near her city.

Vera Baboun says she plans to ask Pope Francis to intervene in a dispute over Israel's plans to build the fence through the Cremisan Valley, at the site of a convent school, according to Catholic World News.

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