News from the Holy Land

Emergency Syria, interview with Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa

May 2015

"The humanitarian situation, particularly in Aleppo, is heartbreaking. There is no electricity or water, and people are living under constant bombardment". Fra Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land and [...]

In May, at Mary’s house in Nazareth

May 2015

“All year long, in Nazaret is unique because of its special devotion to the Virgin Mary, its torchlight processions, its masses and the pilgrims passing through. But the month of [...]

Museum of the Shroud of Turin: a preview of the Terra Sancta Museum

April 2015

A few days ago, at the Museum of the Shroud of Turin, an exhibition began of four small objects: a Herodian lamp and three unguentaria (ointment bottles) dating from the [...]

A ceramics course for Palestinian youth: from archaeological heritage to local development

April 2015

At the center of Palestine, a few kilometers from the town of Sabastiya, stands the village of Nursf Jebeil: nearly 300 inhabitants, with a predominantly agricultural economy, the village has [...]

“Jerusalem! Pictures of the Franciscans in the Holy Land”: exhibition in Assisi until 8 November

April 2015

From 11 April to 8 November 2015 the first public display of a photographic archive of extraordinary historic value will take place, recounting the centuries-long presence of the Franciscan friars [...]

Classrooms renovated and now safe: surprise for the young pupils at the St. Catherine of Bethlehem preschool.

April 2015

Founded in 2001, the preschool of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena is located in a privileged place: just a few hundred meters from the Church of the [...]

Mount of Olives project: new life for the Dominus Flevit mosaics

April 2015

Six students in training, a place that attracts people from all over the world, a sanctuary in the middle of the history of Christendom: the new restoration project for the [...]

Supporting the Christian presence in the Old City of Jerusalem: a building restored

April 2015

Located along the boundary between the Christian and Muslim quarters, within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the building known as “Herro” faces onto the Arab souk, above [...]

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P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, Custos of the
Holy Land