Archive for the ‘Holy Land News’ Category

Bethsaida said to be found

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Archaeologists are saying that they just discovered the lost Roman city of Julias, known to Christian believers as the home of three of Jesus’ apostles: Peter, Andrew and Philip. (more…)


Lebanese bishops urge help for Syrian refugees’ return

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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August 03, 2017

The Maronite Catholic bishops have called for a “global plan” to help refugees from Syria return to their homes, saying that their continued presence in Lebanon is straining that country’s resources. (more…)


Jubilee year of Portiuncula indulgence concludes

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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August 03, 2017

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, traveled to the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi on August 2 to celebrate the closing Mass of the 800th anniversary of the “pardon of Assisi,” also known as the Portiuncula indulgence. (more…)


Judge extends stay on deportation of Chaldean Catholics

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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July 26, 2017

A federal district court judge has extended his stay on the deportation of 1,441 Chaldean Catholics and other Iraqis with standing immigration removal orders and criminal records. (more…)


Holy See favors two-state solution in Holy Land

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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July 26, 2017

A Vatican representative told the UN Security Council that the Holy See continues to favor the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a July 25 address. (more…)


Custos: moderation, dialogue needed

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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July 25, 2017

The Franciscan superior in the Holy Land has told an Italian news agency that the situation in Jerusalem is “very dangerous.” (more…)


Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian heritage site

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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July 10, 2017

The UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a World Heritage Site, approving a request by the Palestinian Authority. (more…)


Bishop responds to deportation of Iraqi Christians

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

Bishop Francis Kalabat, the Chaldean Catholic bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, described the federal government’s immigration roundup of dozens of Detroit-area Iraqi Christians as “a very strange and painful day for our community in America.” (more…)


Archbishop offers his apartment to Syrian refugees

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski has moved out of his apartment in Rome to make it available to a family of refugees from Syria. (more…)


Israel and Vatican still short of diplomatic accord

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

A joint Vatican-Israeli working commission met in Rome on June 13 to continue negotiations aimed at a final diplomatic agreement establishing the legal and economic status of Church institutions in the Holy Land. (more…)