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Latest News – Holy Land News 2017-02-17T14:17:42+00:00

Amid joy as Bethlehem reopens, Christians have uncertainty about future.

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Bethlehem residents returned to the Church of the Nativity as the holy site opened to visitors May 26 after being closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But amid the joy was a feeling of uncertainty about their economic future, as pilgrims and tourists are not yet able to return. In the creche where Christians

May 28th, 2020|

Reopening of the Nativity Church, tomorrow May 26.

Statement regarding the reopening of the Basilica of Nativity Following the evolvement of the situation in the Holy Land, we the Heads of the Three Communities, custodians of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, wish to inform that starting on May 26th this Holy Place will be accessible again to the faithful for visits and prayer. For safety reasons

May 27th, 2020|

Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens to faithful under safety guidelines.

Statement regarding the reopening of the Holy Sepulchre Following the evolvement of the situation in the Holy Land, we the Heads of the Three Communities, custodians of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre and Resurrection, wish to inform that starting on Sunday 24, 2020, this most Holy Place will be accessible again to the faithful for visits and prayers. For safety

May 27th, 2020|

Diocese of Jerusalem launches appeal for Latin Patriarchate Schools students.

The Catholic Church of the Holy Land has always prided itself with its strong institutional presence and major contributions to the fields of education, health, and social services. Nothing is more evident that the ecumenical and interfaith contributions through Catholic schools serving with distinction all segments of society regardless of their religious background, nationality, political affiliation, color or gender. This

May 27th, 2020|

King Abdullah II delivers address to the nation on 74th Independence Day.

His Majesty King Abdullah delivered an address to the nation from Raghadan Palace, on the occasion of Jordan’s 74th Independence Day, marked on Monday, May 25. “Jordanians have always been fully dedicated to this homeland, where we live, in security and stability,” King Abdullah said. Paying tribute to Jordanians’ resilience, His Majesty added: “You are our independence, as were our

May 27th, 2020|

Six new Franciscan deacons in Jerusalem.

While throughout the country, various businesses and areas are starting to reopen after the Covid-19 emergency, on Sunday 24th May at the church of St Saviour six Franciscan friars were ordained deacons. Fr. Allan, Fr. Andrija, Fr. George, Fr. Gerson, Fr. Pascal, and Fr. Paulo received the ministry of the diaconate through the imposition of the hands of H.E. Mons.

May 27th, 2020|

Vatican envoy warns against ‘cloud of silence’ on Syrian war.

ROME -Cardinal Mario Zenari, Vatican ambassador to Syria, has urged the international community not to forget the country during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and appealed for the international community to help Syrian refugees. In a video message showed at the May 20 presentation of the 2019 report of the Jesuit Refugee Service’s Centro Astalli, Zenari recalled how when Pope Francis

May 27th, 2020|

Covid-19: Diocese of Jerusalem launches appeal for Latin Patriarchate Schools students.

Covid-19 Appeal Urgent Support for Needy Families of the students enrolled at Schools of the Latin Patriarchate in Jordan and Palestine (Download Appeal file here: Covid-19 Appeal) The Catholic Church of the Holy Land has always prided itself with its strong institutional presence and major contributions in the fields of education, health, and social services. Nothing is more evident that the

May 22nd, 2020|