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Six years of war in Syria and the tireless efforts of ATS pro Terra Sancta alongside the population

Six years of war in Syria and the tireless efforts of ATS pro Terra Sancta alongside the population

March 2017

It was 15 March 2011. At that time, the Middle East lived a new hope brought by the Arab Springs, when a series of demonstrations against the regime of Bashar [...]

Co-existence proposals from the Middle East: the subscriptions to the Middle East Community Program are open!

Co-existence proposals from the Middle East: the subscriptions to the Middle East Community Program are open!

March 2017

Examples of co-existence, while everywhere in the Middle East never-ending conflicts destroy everything. Excursions between Israel and Palestine, to discover a millenary heritage that belongs to all humanity. Lectures to [...]

“We were all born there”: a conference in Milan explains why it is important to support the Holy Land

“We were all born there”: a conference in Milan explains why it is important to support the Holy Land

March 2017

"The commitment to support the Churches of the Middle East dates back to St. Paul. The apostle of the Gentiles always insisted on the commitment for Jerusalem, because thanks to [...]

Terra Sancta Museum on the Via Dolorosa, because no one knows about it

Terra Sancta Museum on the Via Dolorosa, because "no one knows about it"

February 2017

“Before I started working here I did not know anything about the Via Dolorosa, I didn’t even know what Convent of the Flagellation was...” Christine tells us. She is a 24 [...]

A lesson with the Arab Institute of Bethlehem: “It’s not enough to know each other and respect each other, but it’s necessary to valorize the other too”

A lesson with the Arab Institute of Bethlehem: “It’s not enough to know each other and respect each other, but it’s necessary to valorize the other too”

February 2017

“I'm rediscovering much of my faith and of the faith of my Christian friends. When you do not know the other, you are guided by stereotypes and distrust ... It takes [...]

Women in Bethlehem: good food, encounter, and the beauty in little things

Women in Bethlehem: good food, encounter, and the beauty in little things

February 2017

5 women, some of them are veiled, some others are not. They are mothers, Christian and Muslim mothers together, and mothers who are learning how to cook. This is the [...]

The rising of Aleppo

The rising of Aleppo

February 2017

(From Terrasanta.net) Rubble, houses and roads destroyed for kilometers. This is the most painful stage of our journey to Syria, where it’s hard to hold the commotion. “Welcome to Aleppo!” The road signs [...]

In Damascus the Franciscans Keep Their Doors Open

In Damascus the Franciscans Keep Their Doors Open

February 2017

(From terrasanta.net) In the Franciscan church near Bab Touma (The Door of Thomas) in Damascus, the dome still bears the signs of recent bombings. Br. Bahjat Karakach, the superior of the [...]