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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.
24/06/2016 13:47:00 ISRAEL-PALESTINE-HOLY LAND
Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
On the same day, the Holy See accepts the resignation of Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch, and appoints the former custodian of the Holy Land as apostolic administrator of the patriarchate. Facing new challenges, addressing the geopolitical and socio-religious changes taking place in the Middle East.
21/02/2006 PALESTINE ISRAEL HOLY LAND
No distinction is possible between Hamas and the Palestinians, says the Custodian of the Holy Land
In an interview with AsiaNews, Father Pizzaballa says that despite claims that it does not want to adversely affect the population, Israel's decision to withhold payments to PNA in the wake of the victory by Hamas will create further difficulties for the Palestinians. In Bethlehem people expect hard times ahead and have little faith in fellow Arab countries.
24/11/2004 JORDAN - PALESTINE - ISRAEL
The international community must do something for the Holy Places
Palestinians who sacrifice their lives are the only defence for Islam's Holy Places, says Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
17/12/2007 HOLY LAND
Joint Israeli-Vatican commission makes no real progress
Commission member Monsignor Vegliò and Custodian of the Holy Land Father Pizzaballa share this view. Both discuss the situation of Christians in the Holy Land, stressing the different situations they live depending on whether they live in Israel or the Palestinian Territories. Father Lombardi reiterates that “conditions for a papal visit [. . .] are not yet in place.”
25/05/2005 ISRAEL - PALESTINE HOLY LAND
Joy among Jerusalem Orthodox, Ireneos excommunicated as Patriarch
Father Dimitrios, secretary to the Greek-Orthodox Synod, explains the background to the Ireneos I's dismissal and expresses hope for better relations with Catholics in the Holy Land.
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