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We tell you about our trip to Syria

We tell you about 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 [...]

Mosaic Centre Training Course: a new opportunity for young people in Bethlehem

Mosaic Centre Training Course: a new opportunity for young people in Bethlehem

March 2016

Last week, the first selection interviews for  the Mosaic Centre Training Course, took place in the offices of the Association pro Terra Sancta in Bethlehem. The Mosaic Centre Training Course [...]

Terra Sancta Museum: Let the show begin!

Terra Sancta Museum: Let the show begin!

March 2016

Press release – opening TSM Via DolorosaThree, two, one... Terra Sancta Museum! On March 17, the first section of a unique museum will open up in Jerusalem (Monastery of the [...]

Holy Sepulcher: A new light on the mosaics of the Crucifixion

Holy Sepulcher: A new light on the mosaics of the Crucifixion

February 2016

Once you enter the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, just climb a few stairs to access the small chapel belonging to the Franciscans, next to the spot where the crucifixion [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM,
Custos of the Holy Land