News from the Holy Land

For our American friends: donations of $500 and up to ATS pro Terra Sancta are now 100% tax-deductible

August 2015

ATS pro Terra Sancta can now receive gifts from CAF America, a global grantmaking organization assisting corporations, foundations, and individuals. American donors cannot give directly to foreign charitable organizations like ATS pro Terra [...]

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 [...]

Lost the contact with a friar of the Custody of the Holy Land in Syria

July 2015

It was spread yesterday by the Custody of the Holy Land a communique stating that a friar is disappeared in Syria:  During the late afternoon of Saturday 4 July, we lost the [...]

Personality of the Month: Matilde, a master ceramist among the youth of Sabastiya and Nursf Jebeil

July 2015

Matilde Tibuzzi, ceramist and teacher of ceramics (here is her blog, in Italian) tells us about her experience at Nursf Jebeil in connection with the ceramics course organized by the Mosaic [...]

Terra Sancta Museum, ceremony of laying the foundation stone by the Custos of the Holy Land

June 2015

Thursday 25 June took place the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the creation of the Terra Sancta Museum, the world's first museum dedicated to the roots of Christianity [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land