News from the Holy Land

Person of the month: Fr. Ibrahim, pastor in Aleppo, Syria

July 2015

Fr. Ibrahin Alsabagh is Parish Priest in Aleppo. Born in Damascus, he completed his studies in Rome, after which he returned to Syria to be with his people. In a [...]

Summer camp in Bethlehem, the enthusiasm of the youngest

July 2015

On Thursday 2 July the summer camp held at Catholic Action in Bethlehem came to an end. The camp was financed by the Italian Episcopal Conference, through its Committee for [...]

Syria: Fr Dhiya Azziz liberated

July 2015

In a communique published yesterday by the Custody of the Holy Land, the good news of the release of Fr. Dhiya Azziz: The Custody of the Holy Land announced that the Fr. Dhiya Azziz [...]

Lost the contact with a friar of the Custody of the Holy Land in Syria

July 2015

It was spread yesterday by the Custody of the Holy Land a communique stating that a friar is disappeared in Syria:  During the late afternoon of Saturday 4 July, we lost the [...]

Personality of the Month: Matilde, a master ceramist among the youth of Sabastiya and Nursf Jebeil

July 2015

Matilde Tibuzzi, ceramist and teacher of ceramics (here is her blog, in Italian) tells us about her experience at Nursf Jebeil in connection with the ceramics course organized by the Mosaic [...]

Terra Sancta Museum, ceremony of laying the foundation stone by the Custos of the Holy Land

June 2015

Thursday 25 June took place the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the creation of the Terra Sancta Museum, the world's first museum dedicated to the roots of Christianity [...]

Emergency Syria: a summer camp brings joy to the heart of Aleppo

June 2015

“We have recently started a summer camp for the children of Aleppo. Initially there were 50 and then, in just a little while, it was up to 120 attending!” says [...]

Discovering the Dominus Flevit: first visit for 15 girls from a school at the Mount of Olives

June 2015

On Tuesday 9th June there was the first visit to the Dominus Flevit by some girls from the At-Tur Girls School, at the Mount of Olives. Fifteen 11-year-old girls visited [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land