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Cardinal Praises State of Holy Sites

An Italian Cardinal who headed a visiting group of pilgrims here last week publicly praised the state in which the Christian holy places are maintained and stressed that he appreciated the full freedom of worship accorded to Holy Land Christians. Cardinal Cursi of Naples led a group of forty pilgrims and churchmen from southern Italy. At a lunch hosted by Tourism Minister Moshe Kol, the Cardinal said there is “no doubt in my heart” that more Christian pilgrims could and should be encouraged to visit Israel.