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ISRAEL - HOLY LAND
Christian leaders against Israel: ban on Anglican bishop and new taxes are unjust
Bishop Suheil Dawani, of Nablus, is considered a "foreigner" by Israel and he is forbidden to travel to the cathedral and curia in East Jerusalem. Another prelate threatened with expulsion. The new taxes are an outrage against the tradition of the Ottoman Empire, British rule, that of Jordan and the UN Resolution of '47 that founded the State of Israel. The new taxes puts the churches presence in the Holy Land, their pastoral ministry and care of the needy in education and health, at risk.
20/02/2009 ISRAEL - HOLY LAND
Catholic bishops slam Israeli TV show that scoffs at Jesus and Mary
A comic pokes fun at Jesus and Our Lady, saying he wants to “deny Christianity” since Christians “deny the Holocaust.” Christians and Muslims express solidarity.
02/06/2004 israel - palestine - holy land
The Custody of the Holy Land is against the closure of the New Gate
27/03/2008 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Israeli ministry contradicts itself: a Franciscan with a valid visa is turned away from Israel
The Israeli interior ministry seems to be working at cross purposes: it issues visas, and then does not recognise them. That is entirely the fault of the "secretiveness" that shrouds the procedure and criteria for issuing visas. There is also the need for the accords with the Vatican to be put into effect at last, in order to have clear rules for visas for ecclesiastical personnel.
Franciscans and other religious treated like illegal immigrants
For the first time in over 50 years, Israel's government has refused to renew visas belonging to some one hundred nuns, priests and other religious. Now the Holy Land Custodian Spokesman is appealing to Churches around the world for moral and legal support.
27/06/2005 HOLY LAND
Mgr Gourion, leader of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel, dies
The funeral takes place tomorrow in the Church of the Olivetan Benedictine Abbey of Abou Gosh, the biblical Kiryat Yearim, of which he was superior and founder
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