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Holy Land Middle East

In the midst of war in Gaza, children receive First Holy Communion

In the midst of war and suffering, the Catholic faithful of Holy Family Parish in northern Gaza continue to walk in the light of faith, with eight children receiving their First Holy Communion on January 7. Source: CNA.

Christmas Holy Land

Holy Land churches ask communities to forgo public Christmas festivities 

Public Christmas celebrations that are usually an integral part of Advent and Christmas in the Holy Land will be absent this year not only in Gaza, but in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Amman, as well. Source: National Catholic Register.

Conflict Holy Land

Caritas worker and family killed in Gaza air strike

Caritas Australia is mourning the loss of another colleague from the Caritas Network who was killed in a bombing in Gaza.

Holy Land Prayer

Caritas Australia to host virtual service for Gaza and Holy Land

Caritas Australia will host a virtual “service of solidarity” in recognition of the human suffering in the Holy Land in the wake of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Holy Land

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reconsecrates Holy Land to Our Lady, Queen of Palestine

On the feast day of Our Lady, Queen of Palestine and the Holy Land, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has reconsecrated the local Church and land to her. Source: National Catholic Register.

Bishops Holy Land

Archbishop Pizzaballa will be first resident cardinal in Jerusalem

Cardinal-designate Pierbattista Pizzaballa says his elevation to the rank of cardinal means the Mother Church of Jerusalem has acquired a voice in the life of the Church. Source: OSV News.

Archaeology Holy Land

Church of the Holy Sepulchre revealing more of its secrets

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest places in the world for Christians and an important pilgrimage site since the fourth century, is revealing more of its secrets. Source: CNA.

Holy Land

Christians in Holy Land want their rights respected: Patriarch

Cardinal-elect Pierbattista Pizzaballa has spoken about the surge of attacks against Christians by Israeli extremists, saying Christians in the Holy Land don’t want special protection, but do want their fundamental rights to be ensured. Source: Vatican News.

Holy Land

Conference investigates violence against Christians in Holy Land

A stained-glass window of the Cenacle, the traditional location of the Last Supper, was shattered by a rock thrown by unknown vandals last week, one of many incidents of violence on Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. Source. OSV News.