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With the beginning of the Advent Bethlehem lights up with peace and hope

With the beginning of the Advent Bethlehem lights up with peace and hope

December 2018

Thalathe...'ithnin… wahad…(three, two, one ...) and magically the big Christmas tree in Manger square, Bethlehem, lights up; fireworks light up the starry sky and for five minutes all the faces [...]

Desire for water in Bethlehem: new water tanks as gifts to Rana and her family

"Desire for water" in Bethlehem: new water tanks as gifts to Rana and her family

December 2018

Being able to take a hot shower, do laundry, cook and wash dishes are actions that very often we do automatically without thinking about the fact that in many parts [...]

Bethlehem back in time! The place where Jesus was born as you have never seen it before

Bethlehem back in time! The place where Jesus was born as you have never seen it before

November 2018

This Christmas we bring you to Bethlehem. But not only: we will bring you to the Bethlehem of 2000 years ago. Don't you believe it? We will amaze you. We [...]

Bethlehem: the mothers of Saint Joseph return to school

Bethlehem: the mothers of Saint Joseph return to school

November 2018

A few steps from the headquarters of the University of Bethlehem, in the ICP (Institution Cooperative Partnership), every wednesday morning the mothers of Saint Joseph College return to school. Fortwo [...]

Together to give a name and a future to Syria. Interview with Mons. Abou Khazen

Together to give a name and a future to Syria. Interview with Mons. Abou Khazen

November 2018

"We are a bit worried about the future, but we are fine". The tone of voice is optimistic, the look is lively. The apostolic vicar of Aleppo, mgr. Abou Khazen, [...]

The exhibition Bible on the move: traditions and translations of the Holy Scriptures

The exhibition "Bible on the move: traditions and translations of the Holy Scriptures"

November 2018

With the beginning of November the academic year of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF) officially begun. The SBF is the scientific institution for research and academic teaching of the Holy [...]

Jordan: mending future with threads of hope. The new workshop for young Iraqui refugees

Jordan: mending future with threads of hope. The new workshop for young Iraqui refugees

November 2018

Friday, October 19, in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan Mons. Alberto Ortega, of Mons. Lalli, councilor of the Apostolic Nunciature of Amman, of the Patriarchal [...]

Sabastiya: the Crusaders room is back to its splendor

Sabastiya: the Crusaders room is back to its splendor

October 2018

At first glance, the small village nestled between hills of olive groves and almond trees does not seem to differentiate itself from the many villages of the Palestinian countryside. However, [...]