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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 [...]

The project “Bethlehem Flour”, in favor of the women of Bethlehem

The project “Bethlehem Flour”, in favor of the women of Bethlehem

June 2016

“I am a mother, and for the whole day I am busy with my children, cleaning and housekeeping, and this activity gives a new dimension to my time. Now I [...]

New Custos of the Holy Land elected: Association pro Terra Sancta has a new president

New Custos of the Holy Land elected: Association pro Terra Sancta has a new president

June 2016

(from Christian Media Centre) "I firmly believe that the Lord is our guardian." Solemn entry of the new Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, into the Holy City. The Association [...]

No one comes from nothing, we have common roots: The message of The International Palestinian Mosaic Conference

"No one comes from nothing, we have common roots": The message of The International Palestinian Mosaic Conference

June 2016

(from Christian Media Centre) "Exchange experiences" is the title of the Palestinian Mosaic International Conference, a series of meetings held from May 11 to May 13 (2016) between Jericho and Sebastia, [...]

Refugee stories from Rhodes and Kos

Refugee stories from Rhodes and Kos

May 2016

One month after the visit of Pope Francis to the island of Lesbos, we present two stories of Syrian refugees who arrived to Rhodes and Kos, two of the islands [...]

A new breath of fresh air for the Elderly people of Bethlehem

A new breath of fresh air for the Elderly people of Bethlehem

May 2016

A delegation of the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Tuscany visited Bethlehem in April, led by Fr. Matteo Brena OFM. The delegation stayed at the guest house "Baby Jesus [...]

Bombs and missiles hit the Terre Sainte College!

Bombs and missiles hit the Terre Sainte College!

May 2016

The Terre Sainte College in Aleppo, supported by the Association pro Terra Sancta, was hit on the evening of May 21, by jihadist missiles. An elderly woman died and two others were seriously [...]

War and hope in Aleppo, the city that knows no truce

War and hope in Aleppo, the city that knows no truce

May 2016

“Yesterday during Mass, Aleppo was hit by many missiles; several exploded in our area. A lot of people died and many more were wounded, in addition to the deaths and [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land