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A group of Christians pray along Israel's controversial wall which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem in 2017

A group of Christian foreigners pray in front of an Icon of Virgin Mary painted on Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, on July 7, 2017, in Bethlehem

Crib donations to help Holy Land Christians

11/12/2017 17:30

Eight dioceses in England have pledged to support vulnerable Christians in the Holy Land through Christmas crib donations.


A view from Tantur Ecumenical Institute

A view from Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem across the Israeli separation wall into Bethlehem

Tantur Institute promoting dialogue amid West Bank violence

08/12/2017 19:09

Holy Cross Father Russ McDougall, rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in the Holy Land, talks about current tensions following the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Pope Francis greets the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III

Pope Francis greets the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III

Pope meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

23/10/2017 13:34

Pope Francis meets with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, calling for an end to violence and discrimination against people of different faiths in the Holy Land

Franciscans in the Via Dolorosa

Franciscan friars pray along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City during a Good Friday procession

Pope Francis marks 800 years of Franciscans in Holy Land

17/10/2017 12:28

Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land marking the 800th anniversary of their presence as guardians of the holy sites in modern day Israel and Palestine

Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem's Old City

Palestinian Muslims pray, as Israeli soldiers look on, at the entrance to the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem's Old City

Christian leaders condemn violence at Jerusalem's Temple Mount

20/07/2017 17:51

In a joint statement, leaders of all the Christian Churches in Jerusalem have condemned the recent escalation of violence at the Temple Mount, or Haram ash-Sharif, a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, leads Midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Card. Sandri on Good Friday collection for the Holy Land

03/04/2017 14:54

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches has called on Catholics around the world to give generously to the Good Friday collection that traditionally goes to support the Church in the Holy Land


Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre

Representatives of the different Christian Churches take part in the rededication of the newly retored 'Edicule' inside Jerusalem's Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on March 22nd 2017

Growing cooperation among Christian Churches in Jerusalem

27/03/2017 15:57

Ecumenical expert, Fr Frans Bowen, M.Afr, explains why the recent restoration of the ‘Edicule’, or chapel surrounding Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem’s Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, is a sign of the growing cooperation among the different Christian Churches in the Holy Land