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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 [...]

“Así me gusta!”: Fr. Augustin Arce’s Digital Exhibit in the General Library of the Custody for the Holy Land

“Así me gusta!”: Fr. Augustin Arce’s Digital Exhibit in the General Library of the Custody for the Holy Land

July 2016

Online for a few days now is a digital exhibit put together by the General Library of the Custody of the Holy Land, titled “Telling the Tale: Fr. Agustín Arce, Librarian in [...]

Twelve Years as Custos. Twelve Years as President

Twelve Years as Custos. Twelve Years as President

June 2016

“12 years as Guardian of Mt. Zion and the Holy Sepulcher.” This is the subject of the special video produced by the Christian Media Center concerning Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos [...]

Mosaic Training Course in Bethlehem

Mosaic Training Course in Bethlehem

June 2016

The Mosaic Art Training Course continues to flourish. A new initiative launched by the Association pro Terra Sancta in collaboration with the Mosaic Centre of Jericho, the course has as its [...]