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Israeli Ambassador cautiously optimistic about negotiations with Vatican
It was our fault if Israel-Vatican talks were stalled, says Ambassador Ben Hur. Fr David Jaeger, of the Custody of the Holy Land, is grateful for Mr Ben Hur's 'tireless work'.
19/09/2005 ISRAEL VATICAN
Pope eager to see Fundamental Agreement between Holy See and Israel fulfilled
In his meeting with Israel's Chief Rabbis, Benedict XVI explicitly made reference to Israel's need to fulfil its commitments to the Church. Talks between the two delegations resume on September 22.
29/11/2004 ISRAEL PALESTINE HOLY LAND
Custody of the Holy Land: Christian Sanctuaries belong to the Churches
Arab and Israeli ambiguities cast a shadow over Churches' full ownership of Holy Places.
21/04/2005 ISRAEL VATICAN
Latest talks substantive
14/12/2006 VATICAN-HOLY LAND
Pope’s gift for new pastoral centre in Nazareth
Benedict XVI has offered the sum of one million euros collected in offerings during his trip to Bavaria. The money will be consigned to the Custodian of the Holy Land for a centre near the Basilica of the Annunciation. The pope “hopes that thus Christians in the Holy Land will feel the closeness of all Christians.”
26/11/2004 ISRAEL - PALESTINE HOLY LAND
Israelis, Palestinians jointly invite pilgrims to come back to the Holy Land
Israeli and Palestinian Tourism Ministers thank the Pope for urging Christians to visit the Holy Places. Since 2000, the number of Christian pilgrims has dropped by half.
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