Corpus Christi must make us one body

Wednesday, May 25, is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of Christ’s Body and Blood. Accompanied by the Franciscan friars and religious from different communities, H.B. Fouad Twal, the  [...]

Maropoulou: Opening of the works at the Holy Sepuchre

Restoration of the aedicule of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is about to start in a few days. We discuss this with the scientific director, Antonia Maropoulou of the Technical  [...]

Terra Santa middle school in Aleppo hit by a missile

On Saturday, May 21, at 6:02 p.m. missiles fell on the Terra Santa Middle School in Aleppo, Syria. One person died and two were seriously injured, including elderly people who  [...]

Father Francesco Patton New Custos of the Holy Land

Italian Father Francesco Patton was born on December 23rd, 1963. He belongs to the Franciscan Province of St. Anthony in Italy. He is fluent in English and Spanish, besides his  [...]

SISO, a new umbrella-movement in the Israeli landscape

Save Israel-Stop the Occupation (SISO) aims to serve as an umbrella-movement for individuals and organizations who consider Israel’s on-going rule over occupied Palestinian territory d [...]

Fr. Francesco PATTON has been elected as new Custos of the Holy Land.

The General Definitory of the Friars Minor, with the consent of the Holy See, elected fr. Francesco PATTON as the new Custos (Curriculum Vitae). He will succeed Fr. Pierbattista PIZZABALLA,  [...]

Curriculum Vitae – Fr. Francesco Patton

Fr. Francesco Patton was born in Vigo Meano in the diocese of Trent on December 23rd, 1963. He belongs to the Franciscan Province of St. Anthony in Italy. He is  [...]

Pentecost: renewing the face of the Earth

Veni creator spiritu, “come Creator Spirit.” With this invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Pentecost Mass mass that was celebrated on Sunday, May 15, at St. Savior’s Church in Jerusalem,  [...]

Visit by Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister to St. Catherine’s in Bethlehem

On Sunday, May 8, the guardian of St. Catherine’s monastery Br. Ricardo Bustos, welcomed Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Didier Reynders, to Bethlehem. During his visit to  [...]

The cross has become the instrument that elevates man

The St. Helen’s Chapel has been finely decorated. Its usual austerity has given way to red and gold drapes. Today, the deepest cavity inside the stone quarry that was the  [...]
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