NEWS

18 January 2021

Beirut: the neverending crisis and our aid

«The biggest problem concerns all those children who no longer go to school. And they are more than we imagine ». We are in Beirut, the capital of the country of cedars, where the director of Pro Terra Sancta, Tommaso Saltini, recently w...
26 December 2020

Christmas in Bethlehem. A chat with Jesus

It is night in Bethlehem.  Silence envelops us, an unusual silence for a city that, especially at Christmas time, is full of life and people. A light stands out in the sky of Bethlehem. It is not a star brighter than the others, but Jupit...
18 December 2020

Bethlehem: new covid area in the Antonian Society

Finding beds for the Covid-19 sick. From the first months after the start of the pandemic, the main concern in the Bethlehem governorate was the lack of adequate facilities for the sick. Pro Terra Sancta moved immediately in this direction...
17 December 2020

Galilee. Our journey to the empty sanctuaries

Pro Terra Sancta volunteers, taking advantage of the reopening after the end of the lockdown, went to Galilee for a three-day training course. Here is what they found out Our journey started in Nazareth, accompanied by Vincenzo Bellomo, ...
11 December 2020

Bethlehem: Help for families to pay for childbirth. 18 children born.

Childbirth costs too high for some families in difficulty. At Christmas, Pro Terra Sancta’s focus is on families and children. For the Christian families of Bethlehem, a new birth has always been a source of great joy.  A gift to ce...
4 December 2020

Letter by Fr. Bahjat from Damascus

Dear friends, in this period, we are experiencing dramatic times throughout Syria, because the consequences of the embargo weigh more and more on the entire population and force us to make enormous efforts. Inflation has reached the point ...
20 November 2020

Bethlehem: the House of the Wise Men a place where cultures meet.

What the city of Bethlehem is about to experience will be a particularly difficult Christmas. The lack of the many pilgrims and visitors, who especially at this time of year visited the city of Jesus, is doing a great deal of harm to the f...
13 November 2020

Bethlehem, Dar Al Majus Community Home, the house of the Wise Men: renovation works are underway

Despite the difficulties of the period we are facing, Pro Terra Sancta is carrying out the dream of the Dar Al Majus Community Home. The project has been assigned to a group of young Palestinian architects, and it is for the young people a...
6 November 2020

Greetings from the Custos, Father Francesco Patton, president of the Association pro Terra Sancta

These are the words of the President of the Pro Terra Sancta Association, Francesco Patton (Custos of the Holy Land) at the conclusion of the annual assembly of the association which took place last 29 October in Jerusalem. 2020 was certai...
30 October 2020

The tombs of the Mount of Olives. A burial tradition that unites Jews, Christians and Muslims.

There is a place in Jerusalem where the spirituality and faith of the three Abrahamic religions meet and compare peacefully. A Jewish, Christian and Muslim cemetery has been located between the slopes of the Cedron Valley and the Mount of ...
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