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Terra Santa News 19/12/2014
THIS WEEK ON TV: Messages for Christmas 2014 from the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, and the Custos of the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, are at the heart this week’s edition of Terra Santa News, which also introduces its new name: the Christian Media Center. The Franciscan Media Center, the multimedia center of the Custody of the Holy Land, is in fact changing its name, to reaffirm its commitment as the information service of all of the churches in the Holy Land. A few days before Christmas, we tell you about the expectations in Bethlehem for the arrival of the pilgrims, with an analysis and projections by the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism. Then, we bring you the experience of 3000 Indian immigrants in Israel, who participated in the march from Jerusalem and Bethlehem, as a prayer for peace. We close with images from various cities in the Holy Land that in recent weeks were permeated with the spirit and the atmosphere of Christmas, in spite of differences in cultures and faiths.
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:32:30 +0000
Special Christmas wishes from Association pro Terra Sancta
For while gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, thy all-powerful word leaped from heaven, from the royal throne, into the midst […]
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:32:22 +0000
Greetings of a Merry Christmas of Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land
This is the speech announced by Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land and President of Association pro Terra Sancta, for this  Holy Christmas 2014. Even the staff of the Association […]
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:32:18 +0000
Christians of the Holy Land on the way to Christmas
Since the illumination of the Christmas tree in Bethlehem on December 6, Israel, Palestine and Jordan parishes are competing efforts to organize a moment of celebration for their city. The […]
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:19:18 +0000
The Christian Media Center takes over the FMC
This year, the presentation of the Christmas message by the Latin Patriarch, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, was held for the first time at Terra Sancta College, at the entrance of […]
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:18:54 +0000
Fr. Artemio Vitores distinguished by Spain for his service in the Holy Land
Saturday, December 13th, Fr. Artemio Vitores was distinguished by his country, Spain, in recognition of his life given to the Custody in the Holy Land. He was appointed a member […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:47:00 +0000
The Christmas Greetings of the Custos of the Holy Land
«Christ wants to be found also in our Middle East, so thirsty for justice and dignity, for truth and love. Let us not look at the mistaken expectations and searching […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:58:30 +0000
Cecilia and the Civil Service at Jerusalem: “This is a place that never ceases to test you”
It has been ten months since the beginning of the experience of Civil Service for six Italian young people, who are engaged in many different ways in the projects by the Association […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:16:07 +0000
Greetings of Pierbattista Pizzaballa ofm Custos of the Holy Land
Lk 3:15: A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether John might be the Christ. The expectation of the Messiah, which includes the […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:58:01 +0000
It’s also Christmas at the Archaeological Museum of Jerusalem: restorations for a special crèche
“The crib is made ready, hay is brought, the ox and the donkey are led in. Simplicity is honored there, poverty is exalted, humility is commended, and the town of […]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:30:33 +0000
Palestinian tourism: budgets and prospects
Despite the conflict in Gaza, the normal flow of tourists in the West Bank was maintained in 2014, helping the growth of Palestinian development. Pope Francis’ visit was a very […]