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Fr. Yacoub Rafidi: “Being rector of Latin Patriarchal Seminary is a big responsibility, for the seminary is the beating heart of the Diocese”

INTERVIEW – In August 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, appointed Fr. Yacoub Rafidi as rector of the Latin Patriarchal Seminary in Beit Jala.

The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem say no to the taxation of ecclesiastical properties

Jerusalem - The intention declared by the municipality of Jerusalem to impose municipal taxes on Church properties "contradicts the historical position between Churches and civil authorities over the centuries". This