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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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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:08:23 +0000
Voices from Gaza: the Sisters of the Incarnate Word
Gaza is in the midst of a very difficult situation: bombings, deaths, destruction. Those who suffer the most are the weakest, the children, the poor, the last ones. Gaza’s community […]
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:07:46 +0000
Bombing near the Catholic parish in Gaza
Tuesday morning (29th of July) after the residents of Al-Zeitun ─Eastern quarter of Gaza City where the Catholic parish of the Holy Family is also located─ received instructions to evacuate, a […]
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:47:23 +0000
Leah Shakdiel: Disintegration of Israeli Society into Racism and Apartheid
For the Israeli peace activist Leah Shakdiel, “Hamas can hurt and kill us, maim and scare, but it cannot destroy us”. “The disintegration of Israeli society into racism, apartheid (in […]
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:11:12 +0000
Prayer Vigil in Beit Hanina: Lord, make us the instruments of peace
The Latin parish of Jerusalem invites everyone who would like to take part to a Mass and Prayer Vigil calling for peace in Palestine, Iraq and Syria on Friday, August […]
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:11:02 +0000
Martha, or the fullness of faith
In Bethany, not far from Jerusalem, lived Jesus’ friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Every July 29th, the Custody of the Holy Land goes to El-Azariya (in Arabic “the place of […]
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:06:38 +0000
Gaza, Syria… the countless tragedies in the Middle East and what you can do.
DEAR FRIEND PRO TERRA SANCTA, The Middle East is not familiar with truce. The humanitarian emergencies are still in full on more fronts than ever, the number of dead and injured keeps […]
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:45:56 +0000
For Father Paolo, One Year After His Abduction
A year has passed since father Paolo Dall’Oglio entered Syrian territories through Turkey, headed to the city of Raqqa to reportedly meet a number of rebels and activists, and disappeared. […]
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:08:45 +0000
Franciscan presence in Haifa for the start of the school year in September
The Carmelites of Haifa have decided to relinquish responsibility for the school that was founded in 1907 by the Carmelite Sisters of Saint Teresa of Florence. The Carmelite school will […]
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 […]