Palestine

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.'

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.

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.

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.

June 23, 2010

ISRAEL: Whose Land Is It? (Pt. 2)

June 10, 2010

See Ya, Helen!

July 2, 2009

President to Catholic Press: On the Middle East