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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 [...]

Coming soon: the “Palestinian Mosaic International Conference”

Coming soon: the “Palestinian Mosaic International Conference”

May 2016

On 11, 12 and 13 of May the ‘Palestinian Mosaic International Conference’ will take place in Jericho, Sabastiya, Ramallah and Bethany. For the first time ever, international mosaic experts, along [...]

Report 2015

Report 2015

May 2016

Our "Annual Report 2015, Prospects and Priorities 2016-2017" is now available online. The report presents all our activities, carried out thanks to your help and the voluntary support of several experts [...]

Our trip to Syria

Our trip to Syria

April 2016

After a two day visit to Damascus, we arrived in Aleppo. Here the great bell of the church of Saint Francis is almost hidden behind the remains of century-old buildings. Still, [...]

Pope's visit to the refugees in Greece: A way of Mercy that we must follow

Pope's visit to the refugees in Greece: "A way of Mercy that we must follow"

April 2016

Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Island of Lesvos on Saturday April 16, to meet with the many refugees gathered there. The gesture has been defined: “A [...]

Terra Sancta Museum – Via Dolorosa: what do people say?

Terra Sancta Museum – Via Dolorosa: what do people say?

April 2016

Two weeks after the opening of the new multimedia installation on the Via Dolorosa, the Franciscans of the Holy Land are really satisfied with the result. The multimedia section of the [...]

Happy Easter from Association pro Terra Sancta!

Happy Easter from Association pro Terra Sancta!

March 2016

"In the Resurrection of Christ we see the light which he carries in this world of darkness. We want to carry that same light as Christians. We do not want to [...]

The victory of Aleppo: welcoming, charity and unity

The victory of Aleppo: welcoming, charity and unity

March 2016

Fr. Firas Lufti is superior of the Franciscan community at the Terra Sancta College of Aleppo. He is also parochial victor of the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, now [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land