» 04/18/2011, 00.00
ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Holy Week, Israeli and Palestinian border restrictions impedes pilgrims
In the procession on Palm Sunday, about 10 thousand pilgrims less than in previous years. Many Christian Palestinians stranded at the border with Israel. The vice-chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem emphasizes the atmosphere of joy and devotion of the pilgrims, despite difficulties.
New Delhi, prayer vigil for access to the holy places for Palestinian Christians
In front of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, tomorrow, on Palm Sunday, Christians of all denominations gather to protest against restrictions imposed by Israel in access to holy sites during Easter. And to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, living "a state of permanent injustice."
23/04/2008 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Land mine threat: no baptisms in the Jordan
The disappointment of thousands of Orthodox faithful, who had gathered along the river yesterday to celebrate Holy Week. Showers of Jordan River water have been set up, but one pilgrim says plunging into the river is entirely another matter.
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.
31/08/2010 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Peres to visit Pope at a time of "serious" dialogue between Rome and Jerusalem
Meeting will have little impact on the practical issues, as the President of Israel is mostly a symbolic figure, but it will take place while attempts get underway in Washington for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The quest for agreements between Israel and the Holy See advance.
26/03/2008 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Custos of the Holy Land: a "normal" Easter, overflowing with pilgrims
At least 150,000 faithful from all over the world visited Jerusalem and the holy sites in these days, going to comfort the local Christian communities, of Palestinian and Jewish origin. Easter is the hope for all the unresolved problems in the land of Jesus. Six adults of Russian origin baptised.
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