Advent & Christmas
From the city where Jesus was born, but not only that... we will tell you all about this time of joy!
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Holy Sites
The most beautiful images of the holy sites accompanied by historical-archaeological explanations and quotes from Sacred Scripture... to help you experience the Fifth Gospel - the Holy Land
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Parishes of the Holy Land
The life and activities of the parishes of the Holy Land, for a close encounter with the local christian community
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Custody of the Holy Land
The Custody of the Holy Land, its history, its mission, its current reality. The videos that tell the valuable activities of the Franciscans in the Holy Land.
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Welcome Pope Francis
Let us experience together the anticipation for Pope Francis' visit and for his historic meeting with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew: images, interviews and witnesses about life in the Holy Land.
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Terra Santa News 12/12/2014
THIS WEEK ON TV: The lighting of the Christmas tree in Bethlehem opens this week’s edition of Terra Santa News that is largely devoted to Christmas preparations. We show you the launching of the new campaign of the Pro Terra Sancta Association, the NGO of the Franciscan Custody. The initiative is dedicated to supporting children from Bethlehem from a distance; then, we bring you the international craft market that is taking place this year in Manger Square. On the subject of the life of the Church, we bring you Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land as well as the House of Abraham’s Jubilee in Jerusalem. Next, there is news about solidarity. Finally, we bring you a report on the Holy Family Hospital’s mobile clinic in Bethlehem: an opportunity for adults and even children.
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:47:00 +0000
The Christmas Greetings of the Custos of the Holy Land
«Christ wants to be found also in our Middle East, so thirsty for justice and dignity, for truth and love. Let us not look at the mistaken expectations and searching […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:58:30 +0000
Cecilia and the Civil Service at Jerusalem: “This is a place that never ceases to test you”
It has been ten months since the beginning of the experience of Civil Service for six Italian young people, who are engaged in many different ways in the projects by the Association […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:16:07 +0000
Greetings of Pierbattista Pizzaballa ofm Custos of the Holy Land
Lk 3:15: A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to wonder whether John might be the Christ. The expectation of the Messiah, which includes the […]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:58:01 +0000
It’s also Christmas at the Archaeological Museum of Jerusalem: restorations for a special crèche
“The crib is made ready, hay is brought, the ox and the donkey are led in. Simplicity is honored there, poverty is exalted, humility is commended, and the town of […]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:30:33 +0000
Palestinian tourism: budgets and prospects
Despite the conflict in Gaza, the normal flow of tourists in the West Bank was maintained in 2014, helping the growth of Palestinian development. Pope Francis’ visit was a very […]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:30:04 +0000
December in the Holy Land: celebrations, lights, peace
During the week of Christmas —which this year coincides with the Jewish feast of Hanukkah—the holiday spirit pervades the entire Holy Land and people of different faiths.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:48 +0000
Indian immigrants in solidarity with the people of the Holy Land
Adults, women and children of the Indian Catholic community in Israel marched from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and prayed for peace in the Holy Land.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:13:13 +0000
Cardinal Bassetti, a pilgrim in the Holy Land
Simple celebrations that are full of meaning accompanied the visit of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti in the Holy Land, from December 4 to 7. Jerusalem and Bethlehem were the main stages […]
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:53:54 +0000
Video: our Christmas campaign kicks off, with a new opportunity
Bethlehem is synonymous with Christmas: with its lights, its feasts, the joy of this small Palestinian village is proclaimed throughout the whole world. But Christmas also means having to focus […]
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:12:29 +0000
Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated at St. Saviour in Jerusalem
Rousing songs in Spanish accompanied by guitars echoed in the halls of the Custody on Friday December 12th. They came from the Saint-Savior Church where they were celebrating Our Lady […]