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From the children of Zielonka in Poland, to the children of Syria: a story of solidarity

July 2014

The initiative 'From the children of Zielonka, to the children of Syria' has just ended in the primary schools of Zielonka, close to Varsavia (Poland). The aim of the initiative, [...]

Codes, manuscripts and ancient books: priceless treasures, a gift from the Custody of the Holy Land to the rest of the world

July 2014

Since 2011, the Catholic University of Milan has been working alongside the Custody of the Holy Land on a project designed to value the ancient resources of the San Salvatore [...]

“I want to help the poor children in Jerusalem”: Associations pro Terra Sancta' s youngest donor

July 2014

Little Lucia’s gesture was incredibly endearing. At just 4 years old, during a pilgrimage in the Holy Land with her family, Lucia approached a friar and passed him an envelope. [...]

Four new apartments have been finished for the Arab Christian community in Jerusalem: The Living Stones of Memory

June 2014

From the beginning of the year, the Technical Division of the Custody of the Holy Land has worked endlessly to start new works but at the same time finish some [...]

"I want to live here where Jesus lived: the Christian voices of the Old City of Jerusalem

June 2014

Below is the story of Auriane, a French volunteer and researcher who worked for three months with the Technical Office of the Custody of the Holy Land. On a daily [...]

Association pro Terra Sancta joins the condolences of the Custody for the death of Fra Pietro Kaswalder

June 2014

In the early hours of Wednesday 18 June Fra Pietro Alberto Kaswalder has returned to the Father’s house. As a young man he participated in excavation campaigns in Jordan and [...]

The situation in Syria: Association pro Terra Sancta in Rome for the meeting organised by “Cor Unum”

June 2014

On Friday 30 May, the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” organised a coordination meeting for all Catholic charities working to support the Syrian crisis. The war in Syria was at the heart [...]

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