» 09/12/2013, 00.00
For Franciscan friar, "some hope for the Syrians in the war" as the Custody of the Holy Land makes an appeal
For Fr Halim, a former provincial, the situation in Syria is getting worse. "Villages are empty. In Aleppo and the along the Orontes, hundreds of thousands of people have been surviving for months with no electricity, water, and gas. Those who flee are resigned never to return. Our brothers are working every day with them, regardless of faith, to convince them to stay."
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Edizioni Terra Santa is launched as the voice of the Custody of the Holy Land
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The fall of Ireneos I: Israel acts as the Ottoman Empire
28/10/2004 DOSSIER EUROPE HOLY LAND
Custodian of Holy Land asks European leaders to come to Jerusalem
Father Pizzaballa would like to see a single European representative in the Middle East with the power to put pressure on Israelis and Palestinians to talk and reach peace.
05/01/2016 SYRIA - HOLY LAND
Fr. Dhiya Azziz, parish priest kidnapped in Syria, is released
Announced by the Custody of the Holy Land, with gratitude for positive outcome. So far no further details about the kidnapping, for "reasons of confidentiality". Thanks to "all those who have helped to secure his release." The hope for the other priests and religious who have been kidnapped.
30/11/2005 HOLY LAND
Bethlehem's Christians appeal to all pilgrims to visit Nativity
The town where Jesus was born has become "an open-air prison" in which the number of Christians is ever dwindling. A new Israeli checkpoint makes it even harder to visit the town.
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