May 2017

Report 2016

The “Annual Report 2016” is now online. Thanks to the support of many donors and the voluntary contribution of so many skilled experts, in recent years, the Association pro Terra Sancta has grown considerably.

With this words Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land and President of the Association wanted to thank us and stress the importance of this result, not only for the Holy Land, but for the whole Church:

“It is an exceptional service because it is a service for the mission of the Order; it is a concrete way of participating in the mission that the universal Church has entrusted us with for centuries, a mission that had its first beginning with the 1217 Pentecost chapter, sending the first friars overseas to the Holy Land. It is as much a mission today as it was then. With your support and service, you make it possible to continue this cultural and practical mission. From a cultural point of view, the knowledge, interest,
and devotion to the Holy Places must grow; it is necessary to educate through the Holy Places. From a practical point of view, however, work must be done to support the charitable and social commitment to the needy.”