JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and other attacks and kissed the hands of Holocaust survivors as he capped his three-day Mideast trip with poignant stops Monday at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews.

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Pope honors Holocaust survivors in Israel

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JERUSALEM – Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust, kissing the hands of six survivors in an emotional ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Monday as he capped a Mideast trip with poignant stops at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews.

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Pope pays tribute to Holocaust, terror victims in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and in terrorist attacks, and kissed the hands of Holocaust survivors as he capped his three-day Mideast trip with poignant stops Monday at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews.

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Pope honors Holocaust, terror victims in Israel

Pope Francis called Monday for Christians, Jews and Muslims to “work together” for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. “May we work together for justice and peace,” he said at the sprawling plaza, which is also considered sacred by Jews because it was the site where their two Jewish Temples once stood. As he toured the compound …

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Voters in the tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose name means Camp Kill Jews, overwhelmingly decided Sunday that it's time to change the name their town has had for nearly four centuries.

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Spanish town votes to change 'Kill Jews' name- Belgium in manhunt for suspect in Jewish attack

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Voters in the tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose name means “Camp Kill Jews,” overwhelmingly decided that it's time to change the name their town has had for nearly four centuries.Mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez said the…

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Spanish town agrees 'Camp Kill Jews' needs a name change

MADRID (AP) — Voters in the tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose name means “Camp Kill Jews,” overwhelmingly decided Sunday that it's time to change the name their town has had for nearly four centuries.

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Spain village votes to change its 'Kill Jews' name

The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, or “Kill Jews Fort” in English, on Sunday voted in favor of changing its name, Spanish media reported, as it cast off a vestige of Roman Catholic religious persecution from over 400 years ago.

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Spanish Village 'Kill Jews Fort' Votes to Change Name

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The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, or “Kill Jews Fort” in English, on Sunday voted in favor of changing its name, Spanish media reported, as it cast off a vestige of Roman Catholic religious persecution from over 400 years ago. The campaign to rebaptize the village, led by mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez, had thrust its 56 mostly elderly inhabitants into the media spotlight in recent …

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Spain's 'Kill Jews Fort' villagers vote in favor of name change

Residents in a tiny Spanish town voted on Sunday to ditch its unfortunate, centuries-old name: Castrillo Matajudios, or Castrillo Kill Jews. They voted 29-19 in favour of scrapping the northern Spanish town's name, in existence since at least 1623, said the mayor, Lorenzo Rodriguez.

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Spanish town votes to scrap 'Kill Jews' name