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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.
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.
12/04/2017 16:14:00 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Christians in Holy Land call for an 'open Jerusalem' at Easter
Easter celebrations began with the Palm Sunday procession. A minute of silence was held for the victims of the attacks in Egypt. A sea of pilgrims is expected, but the Israeli army shut down crossings for a week.
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.
Laotian Christians challenge official ban and celebrate Holy Week
Members of two Evangelical communities in the southern province of Savannakhet hold services outside of their confiscated churches. They plan to break the padlocks on their churches unless they are removed. The authorities had closed the buildings down, alleging building permit irregularities.
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.
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