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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Visits Gaza

2024-05-16T11:27:57-04:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: |

Today, May 16, H.B. Pierbattista Card. Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, arrived in Gaza for a pastoral visit to the local Christian community, spending time with the people of Holy Family Parish and St. Porphyrius Church in Gaza City.Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, parish priest of Gaza, and His Excellency Alessandro De Franciscis, Grand Hospitaller of the [...]

Easter Message of fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land

2024-03-31T12:58:14-04:00March 31st, 2024|Categories: News|

Beyond the darkness of death Dear brothers and sisters, each of us has had the painful experience of losing a loved one: a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a child, a friend. It is a moment of suffering, darkness and despair that falls on each of us, and it is not quantifiable. The tears fall uncontrollably, and the [...]

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Catholics of the Holy Land

2024-03-27T10:11:31-04:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: News|

Dear brothers and sisters, For some time, you have daily been in my thoughts and prayers. Now, on the eve of this Easter that for you is so overshadowed by the Passion and, as yet, so little by the Resurrection, I feel the desire to write to you and to tell you how close you are [...]

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Good Friday Collection: Message from the Commissary of the Holy Land, Fr. David Grenier, OFM

2024-03-26T16:40:31-04:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: News|

“Since its origins, the Church has continuously and passionately cultivated solidarity with the Church of Jerusalem… Pope Francis has also often emphasized the importance of this ecclesial gesture.” – Letter of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, 2024 Dear Friends, The Holy Land friars and I wish you and your families a very blessed Holy Week. [...]

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Good Friday Collection: Letter from the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

2024-03-25T09:36:17-04:00March 25th, 2024|Categories: News|

                                                                                                                            Ash Wednesday, 2024      Dicasterium a die 5 Iunii 2022                                                                       Prot. N. 1/2024 Dear brother in the episcopate, “And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem.” How we wish the words of Psalm 122 were a description of what is happening in our days! Instead, many pilgrims remain far from the city of [...]

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