Mosaic Training Course in Bethlehem

The Mosaic Art Training Course continues to flourish. A new initiative launched by the Association pro Terra Sancta in collaboration with the Mosaic Centre of Jericho, the course has as  [...]

Invitation – Presbyterial and Diaconal Ordinations

The Custody of the Holy Land has the joy of inviting you to the Presbyteral Ordination ofFra Rodolfo Ramírez de la Torre and the Diaconate Ordination of Fra Eliazar Arteaga  [...]

Halo Trust is clearing the minefield on the site of the baptism of Jesus

Jerusalem, 20 June 2016 The traditional place where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist lies at Wadi Kharrar (on the Jordanian bank of the river Jordan), in what the  [...]

Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa Archbishop in Jerusalem

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal and appointed apostolic administrator Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who now becomes a [...]

Father Pizzaballa nominated as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate

STATEMENT OF THE LATIN PATRIARCHATE His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal, having reached the legal age, according to article 401, §1 of  [...]

The Father Custos’ solemn entry into Nazareth

On Saturday, June 18, the Father Custos, Br. Francesco Patton, made his solemn entry into Nazareth. Shortly before his arrival, scouts, young and old, were ready for the ceremony. Many  [...]

Father Pizzaballa’s 12 Years as Custos

A special video made as a tribute to Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa. He himself recounts the challenges and joys of these past 12 years in an  [...]

More Funds Needed for the Restoration of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem

The Palestinian Authority is seeking international funders for the restoration of the 50 columns in the Basilica of the Nativity. It will take another two years for all the work  [...]

The project “Bethlehem Flour”, in favor of the women of Bethlehem

“I am a mother, and for the whole day I am busy with my children, cleaning and housekeeping, and this activity gives a new dimension to my time. Now I  [...]

Continuing education, growing in one’s vocation

Throughout the year, the continuing education department has organized several meetings between the Friars of the Custody. We wanted to learn more about how it works. Br. Marcelo Cichinelli, the  [...]
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