Closed Gaza, open hearts

The attempt to remain open in a closed world. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, during the traditional Christmas visit to the Christians of the Strip. [...]

Terra Santa News 13/12/2019

This week: the lighting of the Christmas tree in Gubbio from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the presentation of the programme of the restoration project for the floor [...]

Tourism in the City of the Nativity

Bethlehem’s hotels are crowded with pilgrims arriving in the city in unprecedented numbers, exceeding three million pilgrims. The opening period of the Nativity Church is extended to ease the burden [...]

A new observation unit at the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem

A medical observation unit was inaugurated at the Caritas Baby Hospital, which is considered the first of its kind in Palestine. It made a big improvement in providing medical treatments [...]

Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

From the Royal Fortress erected by Herod on top of the man-made Hill of Herodian one has a commanding view of a unique land. Here where kings, prophets, judges and [...]

From the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem to Gubbio

From the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Br. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, lit the largest Christmas tree in the world in the city of Gubbio – [...]

Sepherds’ Fields

Situated approximately 3 kilometers from the center of Bethlehem is the site of Siyar el Ghanam than the village of Beit Sahour which Christian tradition has identified with the Shepherds’ [...]

The project for the restoration of the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre

On Tuesday 10 December, in Saint Francis Hall at the Custody of the Holy Land, the programme for the restoration of the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre [...]

Terra Santa News 06/12/2019

This week: the arrival of a fragment of the Relic of the manger of Bethlehem in the Holy Land, the entrance of the Custos to Bethlehem and the beginning of [...]
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