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2021 Advent Retreat of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM – Every year during Advent, the employees of the Latin Patriarchate are invited to participate in a short spiritual retreat. This year, it took place on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Notre-Dame Center, with Fr. Davide Meli. It was an opportunity for all participants to ask themselves what Christmas is about. At a time during which all schedules

December 24th, 2021|

His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa visits Gaza for Christmas.

GAZA – From Friday, December 17 to Sunday, December 19, His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, went to Gaza for the traditional pastoral visit before Christmas. He was accompanied by the Chancellor Fr. Davide Meli and the CEO of the Latin Patriarchate Sami El-Yousef, and was welcomed by Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, Parish priest of the Holy Family Church in

December 24th, 2021|

Walking in the Footsteps of Mary and Joseph with the Christmas Peace March.

JERUSALEM - Every year during Christmas, Indian expatriates gather at the gates of the Old City to walk together to Bethlehem. The event usually happens every year. Of course, it was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. But the Indian Chaplaincy in the Holy Land got their good habit back on track the very next year. This Saturday, December

December 16th, 2021|

Poverty and hope.

Andrea Avveduto’s journey to Syria. There are Christmas lights in Syria, but they are off. Like the withered and dead branches of some strange creeper, the sinuous and embroidered lights, which in Italy are synonymous with festivity, simply go unnoticed there. This is an image taken from Andrea Avveduto’s account of his return on Monday from his trip to Syria,

December 16th, 2021|

The Forgotten Lintels of the Holy Sepulchre.

JERUSALEM - Located in the heart of the Christian quarter of the Old city, hidden by the many stone houses that surround it, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is undoubtedly one of the most famous holy places of Jerusalem. Yet its entrance does not look like much. After following the Via Dolorosa, it can be reached by walking down

December 16th, 2021|

Christian organizations support struggling Lebanese Catholic schools.

Without the financial support of generous benefactors and small donors, Catholic schools in Lebanon would be forced to close. The crisis has made it impossible for the majority of families to pay for their children's schooling. Vatican News has visited a school in Beit Hebbak, a small town in the center of the country.   The economic situation in Lebanon,

December 16th, 2021|

7000 rosaries for the children of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains—a gift to Mary!

INSPIRED BY THE ONE MILLION CHILDREN PRAYING THE ROSARY CAMPAIGN, a prayer group of ACN donors made and donated thousands of colourful rosaries for our staff to take as small gifts to children on their project visits. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has been severely restricted leaving the box full of rosaries sitting at the ACN headquarters. However, John Smith,

December 16th, 2021|

Christmas Gift Collection and Distribution at the Latin Patriarchate.

JERUSALEM - On Friday, December 10, 2021, Christian families living in East Jerusalem were invited to meet the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, H. B. Pierbattista Pizzaballa and receive Christmas gifts for their children, at the Latin Patriarchate. For the end of the year, 24 families including 40 children celebrated Christmas with His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa and thanked him for the

December 16th, 2021|