Israel

July 31, 2014

Christian Mother Killed in Gaza

July 25, 2014

Orthodox Church Opens Its Doors to Displaced Muslims in Gaza

July 18, 2014

Pope Francis Voices His Concerns to Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Over Renewed Conflict

The Holy Father said Friday the increased hostilities are claiming ‘many victims and giving rise to a serious humanitarian emergency.’

June 23, 2014

Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Is Another Difficult Situation for Holy Land Christians

Palestinian Christians remain caught in the middle between the actions of Palestinian extremists and the Israeli government’s attempts to combat them.

June 7, 2014

Palestinian Christians: A New Generation Rises for Peace

At a May 26 event with Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, two Arab-Christian youths share their view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and their hopes for a genuine, permanent peace.

May 29, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Prayer Meeting Confirmed for June 8

May 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage Focused on Human Plight, Not Political Negotiations

COMMENTARY: During his just-concluded Holy Land voyage, the Holy Father sought to restore dignity to the marginalized.

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

Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Accept Pope’s Invitation to Vatican Meeting

Pope Francis issued his invitation after a papal Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square on May 25, asking both men ‘to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace.'

April 30, 2013

Peres Tells Pope: Middle East is "Disintegrating"

December 4, 2012

Palestinian Christians Hail U.N. Resolution

Holy See urges Israelis and Palestinians to work to recognize the legitimate aspirations of both peoples.

November 30, 2012

Holy See Welcomes U.N. Recognition of Palestine

But according to the Vatican, a permanent two-state solution is necessary for lasting peace in the Holy Land.

July 10, 2012

Israel-Holy See Agreement "Possible Before December"

June 13, 2012

Christians Help Israel's Poor by Practicing the Biblical Mandate of Gleaning

Pilgrims get to know the land where Christ walked — and help provide meals.

March 13, 2012

Ways to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus

Israeli Ministry of Tourism opens 'Gospel Trail,' complementing already existing pilgrimage route known as the 'Jesus Trail.'

January 17, 2012

Bishops Visit Holy Land in Wake of the 'Arab Spring'

A commitment of the Holy See is carried out on the ground.

September 30, 2011

Palestinian Christians Are Hopeful About Statehood

Mahmoud Abbas asked for sovereignty at the United Nations, and residents back home look to the future.

September 20, 2011

New York Surprise: A Look at Bob Turner's Victory

Catholic Republican businessman wins congressional seat long held by Democrats.

August 11, 2011

Christians Moving Back to the Holy Land

There are signs of a reversal of the massive emigration that has been caused by war and economic hardship.

May 26, 2011

Holy Land Reaction to Obama’s Peace Talk

Local Christians offer their views on the President’s vision for the Middle East.

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