Articles on this issue "Holy Land"
"Living stones become dead ones"
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need * * * For weeks now violence between Israelis and Palestinians has been convulsing the Holy Land. Jerusalem in …read more
The number of killings and shootings in Israel has increased dramatically in the last couple of weeks. On Friday of last week Pope Francis opened the day’s meeting of the synod of bishops …read more
“As the mercy of God knows no borders, so should be the mercy of man towards his neighbor"
Earlier this month His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, published a pastoral letter on the theme of the Year of Mercy, which commences on Dec. 8. The letter, titled “ …read more
"at times we also sensed the isolation that Christian communities are experiencing - their fear of being neglected or even forgotten by their brothers and sisters in other parts of the world"
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Eamon Martin, presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of England & Wales, and of Ireland, have called for solidarity with, and prayer for the …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. --- “Welcome to our new reception room;” Sister Agathe offered her visitor a warm greeting. The nun is in charge of …read more
Work of St. James Marks 60 Years
Pope Francis is encouraging Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land to allow their lives to be "transfigured by God's presence" and thus become ever more effective instruments of dialogue …read more
Leaflet's Text Threatens Expulsion of Christians From City by End of Ramadan
New terrorist threats have surfaced against Christians in Jerusalem. In the city's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, anew leaflet signed by the 'Emirate of Jerusalem' which containedthreats …read more
Benedictine Church Was Built Where Jesus Multiplied Loaves and Fish Near Sea of Galilee
The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have unanimously condemnedthe arson attack on the BenedictineChurch of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. In a statement released by the official …read more
This Easter, the patriarchs and the leaders of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have sent an Easter message and have exhorted people everywhere, despite violence erupting in their region, to …read more
Fr. Eamonn O’Higgins, L.C., has been a spiritual guide of the Holy Land Pilgrimage for Priests Course for the last 3 years. We asked him about this pilgrimage for priests: Q. Priests are …read more
Below is a translation of the statement released by the Holy See today expressing the Pope's concern about the displaced in Iraq and Nigeria: *** Pope Francis remains concerned for the …read more
In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Patriarch Fouad Twal speaks of Church reform and what he believes is needed. While noting that presently, the most talked about area of reform has to do …read more
Patriarch Fouad Twal has invited the president of Palestine to attend the Canonization Mass of Blessed Mary Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy this May 17. …read more
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, sent a letter addressed to bishops around the world regarding the upcoming 'Collecta pro Terra Sancta', the …read more
Here is the text of an address given Tuesday by Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah. The address was given atan academic congress held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, …read more