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From Calvary to the whole world

2017-09-25T10:49:30+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Franciscans lead pilgrims and Holy Land residents in venerating the “true cross” as they celebrated the Exhaltation of the Cross.  Fr. Dobromir Jazstal offered the cross as a “hope for those who felt the weight of the world on their shoulders." Read more.

Response from U.S. Provincial Ministers to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

2017-08-21T17:03:15+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 2017 In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, the US Franciscans state that “all forms of racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, xenophobia, and hatred are wrong.” Read official statement>  

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Jews, Muslims and Christians unite to combat climate change

2017-07-31T22:07:53+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: In the Holy Land, News|

Holy Land Custos Fr. Francesco Patton shook hands with a rabbi and a sharia court judge at an event hosted by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. All three spoke in favor of reducing climate change, especially concerned with increased drought and extreme heat in the Middle East, which can exacerbate conflicts and instability. Read more.

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