“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”


Father Francesco Patton, ofm: New Custos for the Holy Land

ROME / JERUSALEM – The appointment of Father Francesco Patton, ofm as Custos of the Holy Land was announced on Friday, May 20, 2016, according to a Decree of the


The joy of normality for the Syrian refugees brought to Rome by Pope

Hassan Zahida and his wife Nour appear dazed and almost unbelieving they are finally safe. Their two-year-old little boy is happily making mud-cakes and  playing with pebbles – just like


Patriarch in Rome: “the exodus of Christians is a bleeding which deprives the Church of Jerusalem of its best elements”

ROME – On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at a conference at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, spoke to


Pope takes 12 Syrian refugees with him on plane back to Rome

Pope Francis took three Syrian families and their six children back with him on the plane to Italy when he left the Greek island of Lesbos after his 6-hour visit


Iraqi Catholic leader calls for ground troops to fight Islamic State

ROME - One of the main leaders of the Christian community in Iraq has called for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the so-called Islamic State group,