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Training and quality craftsmanship: Association pro Terra Sancta and the Mosaic Centre Jericho meet with two Milanese foundations

September 2014

On 22 and 23 September Carla Benelli, coordinator of cultural and training projects for Association pro Terra Sancta, Tommaso Saltini, the director of the Association, and Osama Hamdan, President of [...]

New work for the team of workers in the Old City of Jerusalem: the mission of the Custody of the Holy Land is renewed as a sign of continuity

September 2014

Within the Saint Saviour's complex in Jerusalem, the main headquarters of the mission of the Custody of the Holy Land, work is ongoing to restore the ancient structures of the Franciscan [...]

Syria: the account of Custodian Pizzaballa after his visit to Aleppo

September 2014

After his recent visit to Syria, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa – Custodian of the Holy Landand president of the Association pro Terra Sancta –explains what he has seen in the massacred [...]

“Christians in Gaza, all one family”: the words of the pastor of Gaza

September 2014

"Anyone who has experienced war knows what it is like after a war. At this time, all of us must be strong and start over. I am not only talking [...]

The Power of the Heart – Researchers of Truth.The Custos of the Holy Land at the Rimini Meeting

September 2014

Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land and President of the Association pro Terra Sancta, took part on Sunday 24th August 2014 in the 35th edition of the Meeting for [...]

“This is what I have found in Gaza”. The emergency continues, the needs are huge.

August 2014

“I just returned to the Parish in Gaza and the situation that I have found is even worse than I imagined”. These are the words by Father Mario da Silva, [...]

Voices from Gaza: the Sisters of the Incarnate Word

July 2014

Gaza is in the midst of a very difficult situation: bombings, deaths, destruction. Those who suffer the most are the weakest, the children, the poor, the last ones. Gaza’s community [...]

Bombing near the Catholic parish in Gaza

July 2014

Tuesday morning (29th of July) after the residents of Al-Zeitun ─Eastern quarter of Gaza City where the Catholic parish of the Holy Family is also located─ received instructions to evacuate, a [...]

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

P. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, Custos of the
Holy Land