News from the Holy Land

Monsignor Abu Khazen from Aleppo: confidence must be restored

March 2015

The Custody of the Holy Land through its brothers in Syria and Lebanon dedicates itself a little more each day for the victims of the conflicts in the Middle [...]

A water problem, and some concrete help in Bethlehem: new water tanks

February 2015

Water and the control of water resources is one of critical issues in the Mediterranean region and, more specifically, in the Middle East. Since the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, [...]

The Council of Supporters of Association pro Terra Sancta, in Jerusalem

February 2015

The Conference of the Council of Supporters of Association pro Terra Sancta took place from 5 to 8 February, in and around Jerusalem: an immersion in the reality of the [...]

More than 15 million Syrians who are displaced or refugees urgently need your help

January 2015

Syria is a blessed land for Christianity: Paul's conversion took place in Damascus. But since the beginning of the civil war, four years ago, the situation has become increasingly tragic: [...]

Remembering Rasmi, expert mosaicist and trainer for the new generations

January 2015

With great regret the collaborators of Association pro Terra Sancta have learned of the death of Rasmi Shaer, a few days ago in Jericho, hit by a car while cycling home [...]

“What have I accomplished here?”: the testimony of Alice, a volunteer in Jerusalem

January 2015

The Civilian Service experience for six young Italians, employed in various manners in the projects of Association pro Terra Sancta, thanks to an agreement with the University of Bari, it is [...]

Lebanon: alongside the Franciscans to support Iraqi Christians

January 2015

The Custody of the Holy Land is present in Lebanon. Being active in several towns and villages, it has recently been requested by a number of Iraqi families from [...]

Bethlehem: the visit of the Holy Land Coordination delegation to the elderly of the Società Antoniana

January 2015

As is the case each year, a delegation from the Hlc, the Coordinating Group of the Bishops' Conferences in support of the Church in the Holy Land, is visiting the [...]

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