News from the Holy Land

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 [...]

Pope Francis' prayer for the Holy Land

April 2015

These are the words spoken by Pope Francis at the Urbi et Orbi message of April 5th and of the Regina Coeli of April 6th 2015. "We ask Jesus, the Victor over death, [...]

Video: Life in the Old City of Jerusalem

April 2015

The ancient part of Jerusalem has a side that is unknown to many: in its hidden alleys live the residents of the Old City. They have their own customs, schools, [...]

The Franciscans of the Holy Land and their benefactors. An interview with Fr. Sergio Galdi, Secretary of the Holy Land and of the Association pro Terra Sancta

April 2015

Father Sergio Galdi, Secretary of the Holy Land and of the Association pro Terra Sancta, during a recent visit to our offices, spoke of the commitment of the Franciscan friars [...]

Happy Easter from Association pro Terra Sancta

April 2015

DEAR PRO TERRA SANCTA FRIEND, Association pro Terra Sancta wishes you a blessed Easter filled with joy and peace. We remind everybody of the “Collection for the Holy Land”, traditionally made on Good [...]

Easter in Jerusalem: look at all the videos

March 2015

The Palm Sunday at the Holy Sepulcher. From Bethphage to Jerusalem, Jesus' entrance into the Holy City: "Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name [...]

Holy Sepulchre: New protection for the frescoes in the Chapel of the Finding of the Cross

March 2015

The Chapel of the Finding of the Cross, located below the Chapel of Saint Helena, is the deepest point at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where, according to tradition, [...]

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