Eighty-five of the roughly 240 people captured have now been released.
‘Everything is just so fragile,’ said a cousin of the first two hostages freed last month.
Word of the action against Cardinal Raymond Burke came after the prelate’s increasingly pointed critiques of the reform-minded pope.
Days after the pontiff was forced to slow down because of a flu, his doctors advised him to not travel to Dubai for COP28. Francis has made climate activism a hallmark of his papacy.
Both Israel and Hamas are reaping benefits from the cease-fire, but as the hostage-for-prisoner exchanges continue, Israeli leaders may feel growing pressure to resume the war.
Plus how New Zealand’s Maori Wardens keep the peace.