Knowing the other: the experience of the Iftar with the Muslims

On Tuesday 28th May, the church dedicated to Lazarus, in the Palestinian town of Bethany, was the setting for the meal (Iftar) that follows sunset during the Muslim month of [...]


Along the road from Jerusalem down toward Jericho, behind the Mount of Olives is the Arab village of al-Azarìya, the Bethany mentioned in the Gospel (from the Hebrew word Bet [...]

The beautiful Iftar with the women of Bethany

The Arabic term Iftar indicates the moment in which the Muslim faithful start drinking and eating again after having spent the day in complete fast from dawn to sunset. Fasting [...]

Second phase of renovation in the Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem, May 27th, 2019 More than two years after the end of the first step of the renovation of the Holy Sepulchre  Edicule, which ended with an Ecumenical Ceremony held [...]

Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries calls on people of Holy Land to build bridges of respect and love

“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely [...]

Jerusalem: a conference for the 800th anniversary of the meeting in Damietta

On 15 May, continuing the celebrations of the 800thanniversary of the meeting between St Francis and the SultanAl-Malik Al-Kamil in the Room of Our Lady the Immaculate in the Convent of St Saviour [...]

Deepening the history of the dialogue between St. Francis and the Sultan, to rediscover it today

On the occasion of the eighth centenary of the meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt Al-Malik Al Kamil which took place in Damietta in 1219, [...]

Annual Report 2018

The General Assembly of the Association pro Terra Sancta met in Jerusalem on May 1st to update the members on the strong development of the Association in the past year [...]

Celebrations for the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’ visit to Cyprus

The Latin Church of Cyprus celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Pilgrimage of Peace by St Francis to the Middle East with a series of institutional events and collateral initiatives [...]

Contemplative life, the novelties of the “Cor Orans” in a meeting in Jerusalem

Pope Francis called it “the praying heart of the Church”: it is the precious, though little visible, world of contemplative life. Recently it has received particular attention from the Church: [...]
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