March 4, 2013
Father Ibrahim Shomali celebrates an outdoor Mass in an olive grove outside the Salesian Monastery in Beit Jalla, West Bank, Jan. 18. A planned routing of the Israeli separation barrier could isolate the monastery from the people it serves.

CNS PHOTO | DEBBIE HILL

Monastery threatened

Father Ibrahim Shomali celebrates an outdoor Mass in an olive grove outside the Salesian Monastery in Beit Jalla, West Bank, Jan. 18.

A planned routing of the Israeli separation barrier could isolate the monastery from the people it serves.