» 02/05/2018, 15.05
January 2018, 'extraordinary' boom in pilgrimages to the Holy Land
The presence of Chinese, Russian and Eastern European pilgrims increased significantly. The "controlled" reaction of the Palestinians against Trump's decision on capital Jerusalem. Pilgrimages "good for the whole population": They help fight terrorism and fundamentalism.
22/04/2017 15:31:00 HOLY LAND
The ancient tradition of tattoos in the Holy Land
At first, the tattoo was a sign of oppression that was eventually claimed as a proof of faith. From the crusades to the present day, for pilgrims the tattoo is a permanent testament to their journey.
13/07/2010 HOLY LAND
More pilgrimages to the Holy Land “due to pilgrims from Asia,” says Fr Pizzaballa
The first half of 2010 sets a new record. More than a million pilgrims or 39 per cent more than a year before come to the Holy Land. For the Custodian of the Holy land, the increase strengthens local Christian communities.
26/03/2013 HOLY LAND
Jerusalem, 35 thousand pray for peace in the Holy Land
Thousands from all over the world in procession from the Mount of Olives to the Old City of Jerusalem. For the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Palm Sunday is the rejection of all violence. Number of pilgrims doubled compared to 2012.
21/12/2006 HOLY LAND
The peace that Christmas announces lies in a rapprochement between the two peoples, says Mgr Sabbah
In his message, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem laments the endless violence, injustice and occupation. Bethlehem “lives in conditions of death, with the wall, and conflict in the land and in the hearts”. The future lies in coexistence, not separation, between Israelis and Palestinians.
19/03/2008 HOLY LAND
The patriarch of Jerusalem leaves his post and calls for peace
Archbishop Michel Sabbah leaves his post as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem after 20 years, and releases an Easter message, calling for peace and reconciliation the Holy Land.
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