News from the Holy Land
With the Italian Episcopal Conference in schools to reduce violence among teens in Bethlehem

With the Italian Episcopal Conference in schools to reduce violence among teens in Bethlehem

November 2016

According to a recent study done by UNICEF, violence in Palestinian schools is growing: almost 50% of children assisted to episodes of violence in class, 51% admitted to have used [...]

The Franciscan church in Damascus hit by a mortar shell. Association pro Terra Sancta at the side of the Custody of the Holy Land

The Franciscan church in Damascus hit by a mortar shell. Association pro Terra Sancta at the side of the Custody of the Holy Land

November 2016

The church of the Franciscan parish in Damascus, located near the gate of Bab Touma, was hit today afternoon by a mortar shell that damaged the dome and broke some [...]

About those Muslim schools visiting the museum on the Via Dolorosa

About those Muslim schools visiting the museum on the Via Dolorosa

November 2016

“We want to go back to the Terra Sancta Museum!” The students of the Al-Nur school of special education keep on repeating this motto, at the end of the visit to [...]

The assistance to the Living Stones in Bethlehem continues: the Foundation François d'Assise in support of the needy

The assistance to the Living Stones in Bethlehem continues: the Foundation François d'Assise in support of the needy

November 2016

A sigh of relief for the sick, the elderly and the children of Bethlehem, thanks to the generous support of the Fondation Françoise d'Assise to the work of the Franciscan Social [...]

Our visit to the refugees in Rhodes: the commitment of Father Luke and the support of ATS pro Terra Sancta

Our visit to the refugees in Rhodes: the commitment of Father Luke and the support of ATS pro Terra Sancta

October 2016

They wait all day, doing nothing. Some of them only wait for a few days, others for weeks, and in some cases they wait for months. They are all refugees [...]

Syria: The Association pro Terra Sancta relaunches the appeal for peace made by the Franciscan Order

Syria: The Association pro Terra Sancta relaunches the appeal for peace made by the Franciscan Order

October 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear men and women of good will, May the Lord give you peace! On our own behalf, and that of our confrères who live in the Middle [...]

“This is what the Middle East Community Program has given me”

“This is what the Middle East Community Program has given me”

October 2016

“I've never come across so many people who have had such an effect on me, in such a short period of time.” So says Maria, at the close of the [...]

Books, Bridges of Peace: cataloguing of 17th century collection completed

Books, Bridges of Peace: cataloguing of 17th century collection completed

September 2016

The cataloguing of the 17th century books preserved at the General Library of the Custody of the Holy Land has recently been completed. This represents a further step in the [...]