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Terra Santa News 25/07/2014
THIS WEEK ON TV: The wars in the Middle East open this week’s edition of Terra Santa News: the witnesses of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, who just came back from Gaza, and that of the Custos of the Holy Land, who visited the Franciscan Syrian communities, where a convent has just been destroyed by a missile. Then, the Christians of the Holy Land and their prayer for peace in Gaza and throughout the Middle East with an ecumenical prayer that was held in Jerusalem and led by Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch Emeritus. Later, we will tell you about the third conference of the Latin Ecclesiastical Tribunal in Jerusalem, where marriage and family were the main topics. In closing, the feasts of Saint Charbel and the Prophet Elijah, celebrated in Galilee on Sunday, July 20.
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:10:42 +0000
Jerusalem prays for peace
In Jerusalem, a prayer meeting was held for peace. Representatives of the churches of the Holy Land and many lay people participated. Monsignor Michel Sabbah says the war is inhuman, […]
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:42:32 +0000
Ceasefire Backed By Broader Action For Gaza Conflict, Say Church Groups
A strongly-worded letter by an 11-member committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the United Sates calling for an immediate ceasefire of the Israeli offensive in Gaza also […]
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:03:50 +0000
Syria: a Franciscan monastery struck
A missile fired from an aircraft struck the Franciscan monastery of Yacoubieh, in northwestern Syria, on the evening of Sunday, July 20. The building was significantly damaged. Father Dhiya Aziz, […]
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:16 +0000
In Galilee the feasts of Saint Charbel and Saint Elijah
On Sunday, July 20, the Eastern Church celebrates the Holy Prophet Elijah and Saint Charbel. Hundreds of pilgrims gather in the coastal cities of Haifa and Isefia.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:10 +0000
Syria: a Franciscan monastery struck
A missile almost completely destroyed a Franciscan monastery in northern Syria on Sunday, July 20. The witness of the Custos of the Holy Land, who had just returned from Syria.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:41:33 +0000
Social Media Sounds In Where Many Dare Not Speak
As Israel’s offensive in Gaza enters its third and deadliest week, a student from Tel Aviv in New York and a Syrian Muslim classmate are using social media platforms to […]
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:07:40 +0000
Justice is the fruit of the law
“Justice is the fruit of the law”: this is the theme of the third annual conference of the Latin ecclesiastical tribunal of Jerusalem and Nazareth that took place in Jericho […]
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000
Jerusalem and Nazareth parishes in the footsteps of Saint Francis in Italy
Over a hundred parishioners went on pilgrimage in Italy from July 4th to the 11th. In the program: Assisi, La Verna, Florence, and Rome. On Friday the fourth of July, […]
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:56:53 +0000
Syria: Franciscan Monastery in Yacubiyah Hit By Missile
On Sunday evening, July 20th, an air-launched missile struck the Franciscan monastery in Yacubiyah, a village located not far from the Turkish border in the Orontes Valley in north-west [...]
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:56:51 +0000
The Franciscan presence in Syria
The Franciscan province of Syria was established in 1217, when Saint Francis sent Brother Elias of Assisi. Today in Syria there  are different parishes run by the Franciscan fathers, in […]