News from the Holy Land

Cecilia and the Civil Service at Jerusalem: “This is a place that never ceases to test you”

December 2014

It has been ten months since the beginning of the experience of Civil Service for six Italian young people, who are engaged in many different ways in the projects by the Association [...]

It's also Christmas at the Archaeological Museum of Jerusalem: restorations for a special crèche

December 2014

"The crib is made ready, hay is brought, the ox and the donkey are led in. Simplicity is honored there, poverty is exalted, humility is commended, and the town of [...]

Video: our Christmas campaign kicks off, with a new opportunity

December 2014

Bethlehem is synonymous with Christmas: with its lights, its feasts, the joy of this small Palestinian village is proclaimed throughout the whole world. But Christmas also means having to focus [...]

A crib from Naples for Jerusalem

December 2014

Friday, November 28 took place the blessing by the Custos of the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the monumental Neapolitan crib that will be exhibited permanently in Jerusalem at the Convent [...]

Advent begins: discover how the poorest of Bethlehem experience this, and how you can help them

December 2014

As this Advent begins, in Bethlehem the sun is once again shining, after the intense cold and continuous rain of recent days. Following the traditional entrance of Custos Pierbattista Pizzaballa accompanied [...]

The concerts of the National Academy of Saint Cecilia for the Holy Land

November 2014

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi tell us and remind us about the difficult season that the people of the Holy Land are experiencing, the children in particular. Thus, came about the [...]

“Here you can still breathe the scent of hope”: a month in Bethlehem bringing smiles to young children

November 2014

Valerio, a young Sicilian who is 32, spent more than a month aiding youngsters in Bethlehem: in the morning helping out as a cook for the sisters of the Home [...]

Bethlehem, the water problem and Ilyas’ story

November 2014

In a land where drought is persistent for several months a year, most families —and particularly those in the poorest and most vulnerable communities— do not have enough drinking water. [...]

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P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, Custos of the
Holy Land