December 2013

The message for Christmas of Fr. Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land and President of ATS pro Terra Sancta

“The message of Christmas is eternal and the message of weak love is the strength with which God has defeated evil in the world. It must also be our language, what we want to say: they can take everything away from us but they cannot take away the love that we have received from God.”

The traditional message for Christmas of  Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land and President of ATS pro Terra Sancta.

The invitation of the father Custos to pray especially for Syria, during the Christmas Novena, goes along with a concrete request for help.

Read the complete message here: custodia.org.

Video realized by Franciscan Media Center.

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