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Books, Bridges of Peace: cataloguing of 17th century collection completed

Books, Bridges of Peace: cataloguing of 17th century collection completed

September 2016

The cataloguing of the 17th century books preserved at the General Library of the Custody of the Holy Land has recently been completed. This represents a further step in the [...]

“The desire of water”: a real help to the families in Bethlehem

“The desire of water”: a real help to the families in Bethlehem

September 2016

The project 'The desire of water' has started again during the summer. The aim of the project is to provide new water tanks, panels and water heaters to families in [...]

“You will find me in the sound”, music therapy in Bethlehem

“You will find me in the sound”, music therapy in Bethlehem

September 2016

(from Christian Media Center) The third edition of Music Therapy Intensive Workshop for therapists and educators, organized by the Association Pro Terra Sancta, was held during this summer. Twelve boys from Jericho, [...]

War in Aleppo: updates from the friars in Syria

War in Aleppo: updates from the friars in Syria

August 2016

The many forces involved in the Syrian conflict, are now fighting violently for the final conquest of the city. According to the Observatory for Human Rights in Syria 327 civilians [...]

General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta: the words of the new President Fr. Francesco Patton

General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta: the words of the new President Fr. Francesco Patton

August 2016

On July 22 the representatives of the General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta met in Jerusalem. For the first time the new Custos of the Holy Land Fr. [...]

Refugee Crisis in Greece: Fr. Luke Gregory on what is happening in Rhodes and Kos

Refugee Crisis in Greece: Fr. Luke Gregory on what is happening in Rhodes and Kos

August 2016

The General Chapter of the Custody of the Holy Land, which brings together around 150 friars from every province, has just come to a close. Among the friars was Fr. [...]

“Let’s stay together!” Summertime in Bethlehem, an occasion to play and grow together

“Let’s stay together!” Summertime in Bethlehem, an occasion to play and grow together

July 2016

Saturday, July 23 the project "Therapeutic Summer Camp for children with special needs" ended. The project consisted in a summer camp held at the Child Development Center, organized by St. [...]

“Love is the First Commandment”: The Witness of the Summer Camp of Aleppo

“Love is the First Commandment”: The Witness of the Summer Camp of Aleppo

July 2016

Yesterday, the Aleppo Summer Camp resumed its term, which had been interrupted by the escalation of violence in the previous week. Dozens of rockets have been fired at, and caused [...]