The Catholic Church prepares a Synod on pastoral challenges for the family. The Vatican presented a document with a questionary explaining that the preparation “begins with a consultation between the various entities to be surveyed on the theme in question”. You can read the document here.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in Bethlehem that US considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank “illegitimate”. He said nothing about it in his remarks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Swiss scientists support the theory that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with Polonium 210 after conducting tests on samples taken from the Palestinian leader body.