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

Israel-Gaza conflict: Patriarch Pizzaballa asks Catholics to pray for peace and justice

May 18, 2021

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem issued the appeal as the death toll mounts in the Holy Land. 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

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, pictured before his appointment as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Credit: Cristian Gennari/OESSH.

Patriarch Pizzaballa: Clericalism is 'very evident' in Holy Land

Jan 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said that clericalism is “very evident” in the Holy Land. Read more

Damage in downtown Beirut following an explosion at the city's port, Aug. 6, 2020.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast

Oct 5, 2020

On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons... Read more

Palestinian refugees.

Christians face the pandemic in Palestine

Jul 15, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Facing the global coronavirus pandemic, Palestine has “the special and unique challenges of being under colonialism and a touristic country,”... Read more

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the city of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Jerusalem archbishop blesses city with True Cross relic

Apr 6, 2020

Unable to lead the traditional Palm Sunday procession through Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa blessed the city with a relic of the... Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Bishop in Israel says schools are incubating anti-Christian intolerance

Mar 20, 2020

A bishop in Israel has renewed a call for educational leaders to address “bigoted attitudes” in the teaching of young... Read more

A courtyard at the Church of the Nativity stands empty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus in the Holy Land: How Catholics in the Jerusalem patriarchate are coping

Mar 20, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As Easter is approaching, the Holy Land is enduring tough times: the sacred sites are shut down because of the... Read more

Fouad Twal, then-Patriarch of Jerusalem, inspects damage to the Church of the Multiplication from the June 18, 2015 arson attack.

Israeli extremist sentenced for arson attack on Holy Land church

Dec 14, 2017

An arson attack on the church complex at the site of Christ’s multiplication of loaves and fish on the Sea... Read more