Christian Information Center (CIC)

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What is the Christian Information Centre (CIC)?

Christian Information Centre

Since 1973, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has sponsored the 
Christian Information Centre in Jerusalem, opposite the Tower of David near
 Jaffa Gate. The aim is to provide information on Christianity and on the Holy 
Land. This important, wide-ranging initiative is designed to offer a service that is indispensible in a city like Jerusalem, for those wishing to learn as much as 
possible about Christianity in the Holy Land and the Holy Land in relation 
to Christianity.

The Centre operates, in its modest space, on three fronts:

  1. Establishing an information service giving immediate advice to pilgrims 
and residents, with a competent, available, permanent staff.
  2. Supplying the mass media, writers, scholars and religious communities 
with news concerning the various religious, scientific or cultural events or
 simply Christian life in the Holy Land.
  3. Placing its rooms at the disposal of the various Churches (Catholic,
Protestant, Orthodox, etc.), for ecumenical meetings, personal contacts or 
other religious and cultural events.

In order to achieve these aims, the Centre has assembled a large 
collection of documents on people, churches, convents, sanctuaries, schools, 
scientific institutions, religious events etc.

The Centre publishes and distributes internationally the Associated
Christian Press Bulletin.

The Centre is also open for exhibitions, conferences, prayer meetings
 with Christians of all denominations taking part, press conferences and
 other activities of this kind.

Christian Information Centre
Omar Ibn el Qattab Sq.
P.O.B 14308
91142 Jerusalem

tel: +972 2 6272697
tel: +972 2 6272692
fax: +972 2 6286417


Information about Christianity in the Holy Land, churches, 
liturgies, religious and cultural life, activities, etc. Bulletin by Subscription, Interviews by appointment, Library on the middle floor - Topics of the Holy Land

Office hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m
Saturday 8.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.
Sunday closed

Franciscan Pilgrims’ Office

Mass reservations for Catholic priests Pilgrims’ Certificates and Catholic groups

Office hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 8.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.
Sunday closed


Events calendar


Vigil of Christmas. Bethlehem: 13.30 Entrance of the Archbishop & I Vespers 16.00 Procession 23.30 Office - 00.00 Mass - 1.45 Procession to the Grotto


Nativity of the Lord. Bethlehem (St. Catherine): 10.00 Mass Shepherds' Field (Greek & Catholic): 14.00 Pilgrimage


Feast St. Stephen, Protomartyr. St. Stephen: 16.00 Pilgrimage


Feast of the Holy Innocents. Bethlehem: 10.00 Entrance (Vicar)


Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. Nazareth: 10.00 Mass (Custos)

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