News from the Holy Land

Volunteering in the Holy land opens your heart. Federica tells about her experience in Bethlehem

August 2015

Sixty-two: the number of days that Federica spent as a volunteer in Bethlehem between June and August. These two months run quickly and were full of activities, discoveries, encounters, people [...]

Nursing home of Bethlehem: launderette is renovated thanks to the support of the Commissariat of Tuscany

August 2015

The nursing home of the Antonian Society of Bethlehem has finally received the long-awaited washing-machines. For a long time, sister Caterina and the staff at the nursing home used to find [...]

To feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty: the Charity Work Program experience in Bethlehem

August 2015

When Claudia came to the Holy Land, she left home all prejudices and expectations: she wanted to be open to any surprise. And 'surprise' is one of the key words [...]

Terra Sancta Museum: restoration of the collection of firmans

August 2015

  While work is under way at the sites that will host the Terra Sancta Museum, the Custody’s archivist Br. Sergey Loktionov is preparing the archival documents that will be exhibited [...]

Elderly people, the poor and the whole Bethlehem community grieve the loss of Sister Immacolata

August 2015

Saturday August 1st sister Immacolata has passed away. Superior of the sant’Antonio Gianelli sisters who serve the Antonian Charitable Society in Bethlehem, in the last few weeks she was severely [...]

Person of the month: Fr. Ibrahim, pastor in Aleppo, Syria

July 2015

Fr. Ibrahin Alsabagh is Parish Priest in Aleppo. Born in Damascus, he completed his studies in Rome, after which he returned to Syria to be with his people. In a [...]

Summer camp in Bethlehem, the enthusiasm of the youngest

July 2015

On Thursday 2 July the summer camp held at Catholic Action in Bethlehem came to an end. The camp was financed by the Italian Episcopal Conference, through its Committee for [...]

Syria: Fr Dhiya Azziz liberated

July 2015

In a communique published yesterday by the Custody of the Holy Land, the good news of the release of Fr. Dhiya Azziz: The Custody of the Holy Land announced that the Fr. Dhiya Azziz [...]

"Guarding means, above all, to love, care for and hold close to one’s heart"

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land