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India: Holy Land: Indian cardinals and religious leaders on Lent pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Israel's Tourism Ministry and the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land organised the trip. The ecumenical delegation includes Card Oswald Gracias and newly appointed Card Mar George Alencherry, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabar Church. The Indian community in the Holy Land ...


Holy Land: International Day of Prayer for Peace in Holy Land

Card. Turkson, Justice and Peace, and the Custodian of the Holy Land for the fourth edition of the Day. Prayers and Eucharistic adoration, Mass at Calvary in Jerusalem. Angelus with the Pope.


Vatican: Pope invokes the gift of peace for the Holy Land

At the Angelus, Benedict XVI speaks of "the authority of God," which is not "possession, power, control, success", but "service, humility, love." Encouragement to all people affected by leprosy, "as well as their caregivers who, in many ways, are committed to eradicating poverty and ...


ISRAEL – PALESTINE Some 90,000 pilgrims are expected in the Holy Land over Christmas

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism announces measures to facilitate travel between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Instability in neighbouring Arab countries causes a small drop in the number of arrivals in Bethlehem.


Vatican: Holy Land: Pope: Religions must foster dialogue and understanding, for peace in Holy Land

Benedict XVI today received a delegation of leaders of various religions who are in Jerusalem. In the face of violence in the name of God and that which arises from the denial of God, religions are called to reaffirm that a just life relationship with God is a force for peace.