News from the Holy Land
“At least 40 shells in Damascus today. Hundreds wounded”: updates from Ayham, ATS pro Terra Sancta, on the ongoing tragedy

“At least 40 shells in Damascus today. Hundreds wounded”: updates from Ayham, ATS pro Terra Sancta, on the ongoing tragedy

February 2018

“The situation is really extremely critical. Only today at least 40 shells rained down on Damascus... Starting from tomorrow we will be forced to stay in our homes, it is [...]

Christians in Jerusalem and their hope for a new home

Christians in Jerusalem and their hope for a new home

February 2018

“I never left my home”. Roza is 73 and still lives alone in an old house in the Old City of Jerusalem. “For over a hundred years my family has [...]

Aleppo: mending wounds of the little Syrians

Aleppo: mending wounds of the little Syrians

February 2018

Basel * wakes up every night with the fear of being hit by a missile. His father was mutilated three years ago and now has prosthetics instead of his hand [...]

The building mortar at the construction sites of the Terra Sancta Museum

The building mortar at the construction sites of the Terra Sancta Museum

January 2018

To reproduce using what is already there. Tiles found in storage, earthenware pots and hollow bricks are just some of the elements that are being used by the restorers of [...]

Turin and Bethany, together to restore

Turin and Bethany, together to restore

January 2018

"Teacher slowly slowly !" Says Ahmad, while with a white coat and a syringe in his hand he intervenes on an old vine trunk. With him, Ayman is drawing the [...]

A walk through the Holy Land

A walk through the Holy Land

January 2018

Dicovering new paths around Bethany, in the footsteps of Jesus. "Everyone has walked in his life and the journey is part of Faith". Pietro Labate has been working as an environmental [...]

Recalling Christmas: The precious gift of the Franciscans to the children of Aleppo

Recalling Christmas: The precious gift of the Franciscans to the children of Aleppo

January 2018

In 2016, Christmas in Aleppo was marked by the liberation of a city that has suffered much during the endless Syrian conflict. The hope brought by the liberation of the [...]

Christmas in Bethlehem: the faces of a living nativity scene

Christmas in Bethlehem: the faces of a living nativity scene

December 2017

At Christmas the nativity scene is set up and reproduced in the cribs, all over the world. The Grotto of the Baby Jesus represents the heart of this sacred and [...]