» 12/22/2010, 00.00
PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs
For fear of Islamic fundamentalism, textile workshops in Hebron and Jerusalem, produce and sell T-shirts and other items depicting the Church of the Nativity without the cross. Discrimination and economic crisis are forcing Christians to flee from the Palestinian territories and Israel. The risk is to see a future without Christians in the Holy Land. Interview with Samir Qumsieh, director of the Catholic television station Al-Mahed Nativity TV in Bethlehem.
31/10/2016 17:35:00 HOLY LAND
Opening Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem uncovers the original form of the Holy Sepulchre
A team of researchers from the University of Athens has removed the slab on the Holy Sepulchre. The latter will remain open for three days. After decades of waiting, experts will be able to examine the fill material and bedrock where Christ's body was laid. Meanwhile, restoration of the Edicule continues. Everything should be completed by March 2017.
24/03/2005 ISRAEL PALESTINE HOLY LAND
Jerusalem: the Cross breaks down the wall of fear
A talk with Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custodian of the Holy Land.
Palestinian Christians fear their country might become an Islamic state
20/12/2016 12:48:00 HOLY LAND
Msgr. Pizzaballa: At Christmas the faithful of Asia and Russia revive pilgrimages to the Holy Land
08/07/2016 13:56:00 HOLY LAND
Msgr. Pizzaballa: Only mercy will save the Middle East from fundamentalism
The new Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem recounts the challenges of his mission. From the relationship with the Israeli leadership to the drift towards fundamentalism and the need to respond with "encounter and dialogue”. What’s more, the pastoral care of migrants and reception of refugees fleeing the war. The inability to forgive, is the "main problem" in the Middle East.
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