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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, [...]

Our trip to Syria. Last stop: reconstruction in Aleppo amidst rubble and dust

Our trip to Syria. Last stop: reconstruction in Aleppo amidst rubble and dust

October 2018

Thick dust envelops the city of Aleppo, the last leg of our trip to Syria, so much to cover the sun. Sand and dust that - according to some - [...]

Our trip to Syria. First stop: Latakia, aid to displaced from Idlib

Our trip to Syria. First stop: Latakia, aid to displaced from Idlib

October 2018

Syria. We arrive in Latakia late at night. The trip from Beirut to here lasted almost seven hours, starting form the intense traffic of the Lebanese capital between huge buildings [...]

Bethlehem: the exhibition A Thousand times Christmas in the town where Christmas is everyday

Bethlehem: the exhibition "A Thousand times Christmas" in the town where Christmas is everyday

October 2018

"The dream of a life that takes place in the city that inspired the Cribs painter: Bethlehem" Inauguration of Tonino Maurizi's "A thousand times Christmas" exhibition at the Bab idDeir Gallery [...]

Middle East Community Program 2018

Middle East Community Program 2018

September 2018

Israel and Palestine: between land and community "A wonderful experience to better understand a land so complex through the eyes of its inhabitants" Sitting in a restaurant in the center of Jerusalem, [...]