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16 October 2020

Our trip to Beirut: “the city is devastated, our help is fundamental to star over again”

A city destroyed, a city on its knees. We are in Beriut. Rubble on both sides of the road along the harbour streets. The director of Pro Terra Sancta Tommaso Saltini and Giacomo Gentile, responsible for the projects in Lebanon and Syria, l...
9 October 2020

#ProLebanon. Fr. Firas Lutfi: “We have to help as much as possible before winter comes”

After the summer break, the virtual meetings promoted by Pro Terra Sancta (PTS) are back. This time we started from Lebanon. The spotlight should not be turned off on the tragedy that has dramatically struck Beirut and made the economic an...
4 October 2020

With St. Francis, at the origin of the mission in the Holy Land

On the occasion of the feast of St. Francis on October 4, we share this beautiful text by St. Bonaventura which tells about the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan Malik al Kamil. As is well known, St. Francis himself had left for t...
25 September 2020

Aleppo. Coronavirus, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh: “I did not expect this further stage of our Syrian Way of the Cross”.

On the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh sent us a letter to update us on the situation in Aleppo. In recent months, the parish priest of Aleppo has been facing a severe crisis due to the Co...
18 September 2020

Turning obstacles into opportunities. How the Pro Terra Sancta Network reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 has been a complicated and uncertain year. The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply marked the lives of all, bringing more or less drastic changes in our habits and lifestyles. The global health crisis, with still no end in sight, has severel...
11 September 2020

Story of the presence and mission of the Franciscan Friars in Lebanon

While we follow with concern the pictures of a new fire in the Port of Beirut, destroyed by the terrible explosions in august that caused more than 200 deaths, we try to tell you the bond that unites the Franciscans to Lebanon. In fact, on...
4 September 2020

Gaza: new cases of Covid-19. The words of Father Gabriel Romanelli

On August 25th, a 48h curfew was introduced by the Gaza Strip’s Authority in response to the detection of the first four cases of Covid-19 in the territory. Up to that time, the number of cases (132 total cases, 72 healed, 3 deaths) was ...
28 August 2020

Bethlehem. Volunteers at Hogar Niño Dios during the pandemic

In these months of emergency for the COVID- 19 pandemic, two volunteers, Anna Carraro and Umberto Manganiello, in Civilian Service with Consorzio Icaro di Foggia and Association Pro Terra Sancta, continue to serve alongside the young child...
17 August 2020

Emergency Lebanon. Appeal of the Custos of the Holy Land

The Father Custos Francesco Patton describes the situation in Lebanon and about the Franciscan monastery in Beirut, that was hit by the explosion. “We hope, with the help of donors and benefactors, to rebuild the convent and help th...
14 August 2020

Beirut, one week later: “In the eyes of the citizens the desire of rebirth”

Just over a week after the terrible explosions that destroyed Beirut, the update on the situation of Father Firas Lutfi, Franciscan Minister of the San Paolo Region, returning from a trip to visit the communities in Syria. Beirut, one week...
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