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Pope Francis met a delegation affiliated with the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land on Jan. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: The story of the Holy Land is the 'Fifth Gospel'

Jan 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged journalists in the Middle East to keep telling stories from the Holy Land. Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Catholics asked to support the Holy Land on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Franciscan friars taking care of the Holy Land sites have asked Catholics for prayers and financial support as they... Read more

A bullet-riddent bust of St. Ephrem in the remains of St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox parish in Homs. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

Franciscans asks prayers for kidnapped priest in Syria

Jul 7, 2015

The organizations of Franciscan missionaries serving in the Holy Land have requested prayers for the safe return of Father Dhiya... Read more