2009 - NOV


  Pilgrims bolster Christian presence in Holy Land   2009/11/30
By: JOSEPH KENNY of St. Louis Review

ISRAEL Pilgrims play an important part in keeping Christianity alive in the Holy Land.

 
One place where that is obvious is at the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill at the northwestern point of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Early in the morning on Nov....

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  Beatified nun could inspire Holy Land´s Christians, says patriarch   2009/11/23
By: Judith Sudilovsky of Catholic News Service

NAZARETH, Israel (CNS) -- A newly beatified nun from the Holy Land could serve as an inspiration for Christians who remain there, said the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

The Nov. 22 beatification "breathes upon us a new spirit, renews our church and invites us to the ha...

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  Israel Ups Obstacles for Priests Seeking Visas    2009/11/07
By: Jesús Colina of The Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation

Several leaders of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land are criticizing new obstacles the Israeli government is enacting for religious visas.

Archbishop Antonio Franco, apostolic nuncio in Israel, and Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custos of the Holy Land, confirmed that the diff...

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  H.E. John Cardinal Foley, Presentation at HCEF 11th International Conference    2009/11/04
By: John Cardinal Foley, Grand Master of The Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation

We have gathered from all over the country and, indeed, the world, to build peace through faith and dialogue. I am privileged to come before you as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church and the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem,  
an ancient Order charged w...

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  2009 - OCT


  Pope announces a synod to consider Middle East woes   2009/10/04
Source: The Catholic Leader

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was convening a Synod of Bishops for the Middle East to be held in October of 2010, to address the trials and tribulations of the Christian population in the region.

 
The Pope said the synod would look at the various problems f...

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  Church group gets scammed out of $7,000   2009/10/01
By: Annie Rourke of WTNH news

Moosup (WTNH) - A church group is waiting for its money after canceling two trips with a travel agency. But now, it seems with a little research that the company may be a scam.

 
They were supposed to be the trips of a lifetime; spiritual journeys meant to strengthen their faith. But...

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  2009 - SEP


  Future of Christians in Holy Land is uncertain, Patriarch says   2009/09/14
Source: Catholic News Agency

 The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, said recently that the future of Christians in the Holy Land is unsure, unless Christians in the rest of the world take concrete steps to sustain them.
 
In a conference organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) at the Cath...

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  Holy Land Christians Welcome Beatification   2009/09/10
Source: Zenit

Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas to Be Named Blessed in Nazareth

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  Serving the Church in the Holy Land   2009/09/10
By: Jennifer Brinker of St. Louis Review

You might have seen them at special events in the archdiocese wearing their flowing capes the men wearing felt berets and the women fine lace mantillas.

 
But who are they, and what do they represent in the Church?

 
They are Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Ord...

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  2009 - MAY


  Time for Harvest in the Holy Land   2009/05/21
Source: Zenit

Church Leaders Say Papal Pilgrimage a Success

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