Holy Land

May 24, 2014

Following the Footsteps of the Fisherman

September 4, 2014

Indians in Holy Land Gather to Celebrate Nativity of Mary

‘The celebration of the birth of Blessed Virgin Mary has a special relevance in the modern world, as it binds the migrant community together,’ said Franciscan Father Tojy Jose.

September 2, 2014

Jerusalem Priest: Israel and Palestine Must See the Humanity in the Other

In the wake of the latest cease-fire, Jesuit Father David Neuhaus said the great task of Israelis and Palestinians is learning to view each other as neighbors rather than enemies.

August 13, 2014

Franciscans Determined to Keep Christianity in Holy Land

There are about 150,000 Christians in the Holy Land. Christians in Gaza now number about 2,500.

July 25, 2014

Orthodox Church Opens Its Doors to Displaced Muslims in Gaza

June 11, 2014

Arab Christian Witnesses Grace of Pope’s Prayer for Peace

Margaret Karram, an Arab Christian with Israeli citizenship, was the only woman in the Holy See delegation for the prayer held in the Vatican Gardens June 8.

June 8, 2014

Register Radio - Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments / Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

June 8, 2014

Full Text of Pope's Address at Invocation for Peace

June 7, 2014

Prayers and Program for Invocation for Peace

May 30, 2014

Pope’s Historic Prayer Deeply Moves Jerusalem Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali is praying the meeting between the Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew will lead to greater graces for the body of Christ.

May 29, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Prayer Meeting Confirmed for June 8

May 28, 2014

The Girl Who Greeted Pope Francis: ‘One Day, Peace Will Come’

Mika Bachar, 12, said it was a “great honor” to meet Pope Francis and her generation will bring about peace in the Holy Land.

May 27, 2014

Register Radio: Pope Francis’ Holy Land Trip and Loving Like Mother Teresa

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

May 26, 2014

Meeting Pope Francis Is a Sign of the Early Church, Seminarian Says

Deacon Deacon Bernard Poggi, who is studying at the seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land is also a sign of hope.

May 25, 2014

Pope and Patriarch at Prayer Marks Historic Chapter in Ecumenism

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the joint prayer at the Holy Sepulchre was a historic step forward to healing a Catholic-Orthodox split almost 1,000 years old.

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis Shows Solidarity With Palestinians

The Holy Father stopped to pray at Israel’s security wall in route to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, while an estimated 10,000 Palestinian Christians joined him for Sunday’s Mass.

May 25, 2014

East Meets West in Jerusalem: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

COMMENTARY: A short history of Catholic-Orthodox relations since the Great Schism.

May 24, 2014

Franciscans at the Holy Land

May 24, 2014

'May God Change the Hearts of the Violent,' Pope Prays

During a May 24 meeting with refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis denounced arms trade and ongoing violence in the region.

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