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Deepening the history of the dialogue between St. Francis and the Sultan, to rediscover it today

Deepening the history of the dialogue between St. Francis and the Sultan, to rediscover it today

May 2019

On the occasion of the eighth centenary of the meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt Al-Malik Al Kamil which took place in Damietta in 1219, [...]

A witness from Idlib, Syria: bombs have been falling for days, but we shall not leave

A witness from Idlib, Syria: "bombs have been falling for days, but we shall not leave"

May 2019

"Bombs have been falling for days a few kilometers from here, we are fine, but the situation gets worse every day. The Valley of the Orontes river is almost deserted, [...]

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

May 2019

The General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta met in Jerusalem on May 1st to update the members on the strong development of the Association in the past year [...]

Bethlehem: little May recovers her sight

Bethlehem: little May recovers her sight

April 2019

May is a smiling 15-year-old girl who lives with her family in Bethlehem. Since she was a child she has always suffered from a severe form of squint. "We noticed [...]

The Easter of the ATS pro Terra Sancta volunteers, HERE in Jerusalem

The Easter of the ATS pro Terra Sancta volunteers, HERE in Jerusalem

April 2019

HIC, Latin word for  "here", is a recurring word in the Franciscan liturgies for Easter. The Latin adverb is strongly connected to the places that mark the moments of the Passion [...]

«Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me so I am sending you» Happy Easter!

«Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me so I am sending you» Happy Easter!

April 2019

In occasion of this Holy Easter we want to share with you the Easter message of Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land and President of the Association pro [...]

Jerusalem comes to London for a new Museum to celebrate the launch of a new UK Charity.

Jerusalem comes to London for a new Museum to celebrate the launch of a new UK Charity.

April 2019

Pro Terra Sancta UK hosted its launch event yesterday to raise funds to complete the new Terra Sancta museum in the old city of Jerusalem. The museum aims to “Build [...]

Aleppo: forgiveness and charity to rebuild peace

Aleppo: forgiveness and charity to rebuild peace

April 2019

Aleppo. The general winter delivers the last blows to a city that desperately needs spring. This year too many died from the cold. The queues at the petrol stations promise [...]