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Holy Land Christians need more protection, Christian leaders in Jerusalem warn

Dec 16, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Christian leaders in Jerusalem are seeking an “urgent dialogue” with local authorities to discuss further protections for Christians in the... Read more

The Old City of Jerusalem.

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem says violence requires ‘an urgent intervention’

May 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It is our duty not to ignore injustice nor any aggression against human dignity regardless of who is committing them.” Read more

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

May 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"To love as Jesus means ... detaching ourselves from our own human certainties, from earthly comforts, in order to open... Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.

At Easter Sunday Mass, Patriarch Pizzaballa tells Holy Land Christians ‘nothing is impossible’

Apr 5, 2021

On Easter Sunday, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem urged Christians in the Holy Land to take courage and believe that... Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed indefinitely

Mar 30, 2020

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed until further notice. It is the first time in nearly 700 years... Read more

Father Benedetto di Bitonto.

Catholic Center in Jerusalem takes care of the 'forgotten kids' of Israel's immigrant workers

Sep 27, 2019

There are no tourists in Jerusalem’s Talbieh neighborhood. And even locals don’t always notice the Capuchin Franciscans coming and going... Read more

Ryadh al Maliki.

Palestine asks Vatican to defend Jerusalem’s status quo

Feb 16, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Palestinian Foreign Affairs minister, Ryadh al Maliki, met officials of the Vatican Secretariat of State Feb. 16, asking the... Read more

A view overlooking Jerusalem in March 2017.

Vatican voices concern over Trump's Jerusalem move

Dec 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope Francis urges world leaders to respect UN position on Jerusalem

Dec 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

With debate on the status of Jerusalem heating up in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision to... Read more

A view overlooking Jerusalem in March 2017.

Religions in Jerusalem must live in peace, Pope says

Oct 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Meeting with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem on Monday, Pope Francis said that the different religions in Jerusalem must... Read more

Razzouk Tattoo in Old City Jerusalem, Israel.

Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

Jul 9, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

In the Old City of Jerusalem it's hard to escape the ancient history that's still alive within its walls.  Read more

Don't move US embassy to Jerusalem, bishops ask Secretary of State

Feb 7, 2017

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires wise U.S. engagement to build a better future for both peoples, and this future could be... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Thanksgiving Mass for Canadian Saints François of Laval and Marie of the Incarnation on Oct. 12, 2014.

Pope: Jesus weeps for those who prefer comfort over conversion

Nov 20, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the Gospel scene in which Jesus wept for Jerusalem’s closed heart... Read more

Israeli emergency personnel remove body of an Israeli man killed in a synagogue in Jerusalem on Nov. 18, 2014.

Jerusalem victims had a name, a family, a story, priest recalls

Nov 19, 2014

By Elise Harris, Kevin J. Jones

For one Jerusalem priest, the “horrific” killings at a Jerusalem synagogue show the need to humanize the victims of violence,... Read more

Fr. David Neuhaus, Patriarchal vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics, speaks with CNA August 28, 2014.

Jerusalem priest to Israel, Palestine: Humanize one another

Aug 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only... Read more

  Bishop William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem, speaks with CNA on May 26, 2014.

No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

Aug 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from... Read more

Grafitti sprayed upon the walls of the Marian shrine at Deir Rafat.

Jerusalem Patriarch condemns monastery vandalism

Apr 3, 2014

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has lamented the recent anti-Christian vandalism of a Catholic monastery and shrine near Jerusalem... Read more

Basilica of the Agony located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Jerusalem Patriarchate to participate in prayer vigil for Syria

Sep 6, 2013

Joining in Pope Francis' call to make Sept. 7 a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Syria,... Read more