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Kairos Palestine Christmas Message.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Jesus, Matthew 5:9 Dear Friends of Kairos Palestine and shapers of Justice and Peace throughout the World, Happy and Holy Christmas to you all. We ask the Lord to fill you with His blessings on this feast which began a new era in human history. “The Word became

December 17th, 2019|

HOLY LAND – Archbishop Pizzaballa visits the Christian community in Gaza.

Gaza - Meetings with the parishioners, blessing of a new chapel, participation in a Christmas play with young people and children, administration of the sacraments: First Communion and Confirmation, celebration of Mass in the Catholic parish dedicated to the Holy Family (see photo), waiting for Christmas: these are the three-intense days - from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th December -

December 17th, 2019|

Reopening of the construction site of the archaeological section of the Terra Sancta Museum.

On Monday 25 November, the construction site at the Terra Sancta Museum in the convent of the Flagellation, along the Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem, was reopened. The first part of the museum, which houses the archaeological collections of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, was inaugurated in 2018 and during the construction of the museum’s spaces, the need

December 17th, 2019|

The story of a priest held hostage by Isis.

Father Jacques Mourad is a Syrian-Catholic priest. In 2015, he spent five months as a hostage of jihadist terrorists in Syria. He describes it as a spiritual experience and says it was praying the Rosary and recalling the teachings of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio that gave him peace and strength. Father Jacques moves slowly, supporting himself with a cane. In

December 17th, 2019|

Pope and the Grand Imam: Historic declaration of peace, freedom, women’s rights.

In the document signed by Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb on Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the two leaders issue a strong condemnation of terrorism and violence: “God does not want his name to be used to terrorize people”. The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” signed on Monday afternoon in Abu Dhabi by Pope

December 17th, 2019|

Lebanese bishops concerned about Christian emigration.

Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 12, 2019 / 06:01 pm . As anti-government protests continue in Lebanon, the country’s economic crisis is worsening. Banks have imposed restrictions on withdrawals and transfers, the currency has been devalued and many people are losing jobs. Financial despair has driven at least three Lebanese to commit suicide.  A growing number of Christians are contemplating emigration, just

December 17th, 2019|

Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas.

JERUSALEM/GAZA - Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday. Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many sites holy to Christians,

December 13th, 2019|

Christians at Risk in Northeast Syria.

“At least 300 Christians have been forced to leave the towns of Ras al-Ain, Derbasiyah, Tall Tamr and one area of al-Malikiyah, and we are afraid that if the fighting continues, there could be a still greater exodus which might even include the town of Qamishli, where there are 2,300 Christian families living at present.” This was the desperate picture

December 12th, 2019|

No Christmas tinsel in Iraq, in solidarity with protesters.

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Christmas tree in the middle of a central Baghdad plaza occupied by anti-government protesters is bare, save for portraits of those killed under fire from security forces. A tribute, the demonstrators explained, to a recent decision by Iraq’s Christians to call off seasonal festivities to honor the losses. Leaders of Iraq’s Christians unanimously cancelled Christmas-related celebrations

December 12th, 2019|

Training Courses for Christian Education Teachers during 2019.

JERUSALEM – Two training courses for teachers in Christian schools were organized,  from first to eleventh grades, the first one in Bethlehem area (from October 4 – 25, 2019), and the second in Ramallah area (from October 25 – November 12, 2019). These two courses aim to train teachers in the implementation of Christian education books that were developed during

December 12th, 2019|