BBC coverage of the Pope’s recent canonization of four nineteenth century nuns has focused exclusively on the two who were born in places which were at the time part of the Ottoman Empire: Jerusalem in the Mutassariflik of Jerusalem and Ibillin in the Acco (Acre) Sanjak. The Ottomans of course did not recognize ‘Palestine’ as a separate entity but divided the Levant into provinces, governorates and districts.
On May 17th the BBC devoted two written articles and two items in radio broadcasts to the story.
“Vatican boost for Christians in Holy Land” – Yolande Knell, BBC News website
“Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns” – BBC News website
‘Newshour’ – “Palestinian nuns become saints” – Julian Marshall, BBC World Service radio (from 00:32)
All those items include…
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