Associazione di Terra Santa (ATS) is an NGO (non-profit non-governmental association) with the main purpose of supporting the work and initiatives of the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land, who have been present in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and on the islands of Cyprus and Rhodes for almost eight centuries.
The ATS helps the Custody promote its sectors of activity and carry out specific projects in collaboration with public institutions and individuals.
The initiatives and the projects promoted can be grouped together into the following areas of action:
The initiatives supported and undertaken have the aim of protecting Christian identity and concretely supporting the Christian minorities in the Holy Land and in the places dear to Christianity in the Middle East, where their living and working conditions are often particularly difficult.
In addition, the prime aim of all the projects promoted is to stimulate and increase the integration of the resident communities into different cultures and religious confessions, promoting a message of peace and dialogue.
Associazione di Terra Santa
Jaffa Gate P.O.B 14308
91142 Jerusalem Israel
Tel +972 2 627 1165
Fax +972 2 628 6417
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ATS – pro Terra Sancta / Custody of the Holy Land
Banca Popolare Etica
IBAN: IT67 W050 18121010 0000 0122691
BIC CODE: CCRTIT2T84A
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"I also take this opportunity to express once again my gratitude, and that of the whole Church, to the Friars Minor of the Custody for their long-standing presence in these lands, for their joyous fidelity to the charisma of St. Francis, as well as for their generous care for the spiritual and material well-being of the local Christian communities and the countless pilgrims who visit the Holy Land every year." Benedict XVI