Terra Sancta Organ Festival:  all the concerts on the internet

Coronavirus is not stopping the music of the Custody of the Holy Land. This year again, the Terra Sancta Organ Festival, the largest festival of organ music in the Middle [...]

Bethlehem and the Status Quo in the times of Covid-19

“It’s the first time that I have seen the Basilica of the Nativity so empty: I arrived at the same time as the number of pilgrims increased, immediately after the [...]

Aleppo. Coronavirus, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh: “I did not expect this further stage of our Syrian Way of the Cross”.

On the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Father Ibrahim Alsabagh sent us a letter to update us on the situation in Aleppo. In recent [...]

The Custody of the Holy Land in Egypt: the convent of Muski

In1632, on 21st April to be precise, the then Custody of the Holy Land, Fr. Paolo da Lodi, obtained a house for the Franciscans serving in Cairo from the Consul [...]

Turning obstacles into opportunities. How the Pro Terra Sancta Network reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 has been a complicated and uncertain year. The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply marked the lives of all, bringing more or less drastic changes in our habits and lifestyles. The [...]

Inauguration in Paris of the exhibition “The guardians of Christ’s tomb”

Every year, more than ten million tourists visit the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur in Paris, the second most visited place in France after the Cathedral of Notre Dame.  As [...]

The network of Commissioners in support of the Holy Land

Br MARCELO CICHINELLI, ofm HL Commissioners Coordination Office “The first definition of Commissioners is this: they are bridges, they are ambassadors between the Holy Land and the local churches, the [...]

Br Ramzi Sidawi: “Let’s help each other with the Collection”

Br RAMZI SIDAWI, ofm Treasurer Custody of the Holy Land “The Custody of the Holy Land was founded 800 years ago by St. Francis of Assisi. His purpose was and [...]

Pro Terra Sancta Collection, interview with Cardinal Sandri

“A gesture of solidarity to support the Holy Places and the needs of the confreres in the land of Jesus”: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental [...]

Gaza: new cases of Covid-19. The words of Father Gabriel Romanelli

On August 25th, a 48h curfew was introduced by the Gaza Strip’s Authority in response to the detection of the first four cases of Covid-19 in the territory. Up to [...]
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