The anticipation for Christmas in the Holy Land is at the heart of Terra Santa News this week. Opening this edition are the messages of the Patriarch of Jerusalem Twal and of the Custos of the Holy Land Pizzaballa. We followed Christians from Beith Sahour in their Christmas preparations and in their expectations for the New Year, namely Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land. A flash mob in Manger Square and a stroll through the Christmas markets allow us to enter into the Bethlehem atmosphere. Finally, we offer a striking profile of the city of the first Christmas, between the Bible and history.
In his Christmas message, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, has called on the faithful not to forget Syria, warned against Israeli settlement building, and revealed that Pope […]