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With Cardinal Sandri at the Esplanade of the Mosques: An important sign of peace

With Cardinal Sandri at the Esplanade of the Mosques: "An important sign of peace"

October 2019

Rarely the Jerusalem mosque esplanade has welcomed guests of this type: cardinals, friars, laymen, Christians and others, all lined up to enter one of the most important places of worship [...]

Discovering Dabka with Yahya and the Sebastia Archeologica team

Discovering Dabka with Yahya and the Sebastia Archeologica team

October 2019

We are in the courtyard of Sebastia's Mosaic Guest House. A dance show has just finished and with us there is Yahya, a young man of 24, who at a [...]

The situation worsens everyday in Gaza, keep on helping us. The witness of Fr. Mario Da Silva

"The situation worsens everyday in Gaza, keep on helping us". The witness of Fr. Mario Da Silva

October 2019

Since 2008, the Association pro Terra Sancta has supported the charitable activity of the parish of the Holy Family in Gaza. Don Mario Da Silva, pastor of the Latin church [...]

Cardinal Bagnasco in Aleppo with us: You are a sign of hope for all

Cardinal Bagnasco in Aleppo with us: "You are a sign of hope for all"

September 2019

Aleppo. The rubble is easily trampled on in Wartan, a border area that has been the scene of violent clashes. The lights of a warm sunset accompany a small procession [...]

Clean water for the needy families of Bethlehem

Clean water for the needy families of Bethlehem

September 2019

Since 2011, the Association pro Terra Sancta has been committed to supporting the poorest families in Bethlehem, repairing and replacing domestic plumbing systems and installing solar panels, boilers and water [...]

From the desert of Judah to the Golan Heights: the Middle East Community Program 2019

From the desert of Judah to the Golan Heights: the Middle East Community Program 2019

September 2019

The Middle East Community Program (MECP) 2019, this year, was all-female: nine young female students from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and from other Italian universities [...]

Bethany: a course to rediscover essential oils and perfumes of the local tradition

Bethany: a course to rediscover essential oils and perfumes of the local tradition

September 2019

"Do you use medicinal plants in everyday life? Which plants do you know? Would you know how to recognize them? ”With these questions Andrea Primavera, consultant for development of agronomic [...]

Rand and Vialet: from Damascus to Italy to learn the art of restoration

Rand and Vialet: from Damascus to Italy to learn the art of restoration

September 2019

"For us, being here is a privilege, a unique opportunity that very few of our peers can have right now, so thank you so much." Speaking is Rand, 25, visiting [...]