On Sunday, May 25, 2014, a group of Palestinian families and young people were invited to lunch with the Pope in Bethlehem. Continue reading Families that lunch with the Pope
Complying with the request of Pope Francis, five families will lunch with the Pope on Saturday, May 25, 2014 in Bethlehem. Continue reading Families will lunch with the Pope in Bethlehem
Four children from the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel will assist the Holy Father in the wreath laying ceremonies at Mount Herzl and Yad VaShem on Monday, May 26, 2014. Continue reading Catholic children will assist the Pope at Yad VaShem and Mount Herzl
A series of video clips have been prepared in order to welcome the Pope and inform him of the plight of the Palestinians and the Christians among them. One video is about Taybeh, one about the problem of freedom of movement and two about Gaza. The last one is about Jerusalem and a call from young Christians who will not be able to see the Holy Father. Continue reading Videos from Palestine to welcome the Pope
The Christians of Gaza also want to come and welcome Pope Francis. One family has even been invited to lunch with him. Continue reading What about the Christians of Gaza?
The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land published a strong letter of condemnation with regard to three acts of aggression against Christian sites and symbols that took place on Sunday April 27, 2014. Continue reading Three acts of aggression against Christians on one day
The Commission of Justice of Peace of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land published an important document that discusses the identity of the Christian Palestinians who are citizens of the State of Israel. Continue reading Identity of Christian Palestinians in Israel
The Commission of Justice of Peace of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land published an important document that discusses the use of the term “persecution” in the discussion on the condition of the Christians in the various countries of the Middle East. Continue reading Persecution of Christians in the Middle East?
The Catholics make up an important proportion of the Christians in the Holy Land.
In Israel, they constitute about 67% of the Christian Palestinians and in addition there are very large communities of Latin (Roman) Catholic migrants, a small community of Hebrew speaking Latin (Roman) Catholics and communities of Eastern rite migrants, Eastern Europeans, Indians and Africans.
In Israel, there is liberty of worship and Christians practice their faith in relative freedom. They can build churches and run schools and other institutions. Christian schools are among the best in the country. Continue reading Situation of Christians in Israel