Area news

Vocations “come and follow me”


02/06/2014 - Hand in hand to the Father’s House

02/06/2014 - Mystery of the Visitation: Let us go quickly to announce the Christ

30/05/2014 - Feast of the Ascension: Together, Disciples of Christ

30/05/2014 - His Beatitude Beshara Rai: The Maronite Pastor in the Holy Land

30/05/2014 - Relive the Highlights of the Pope’s Pilgrimage with the FMC

27/05/2014 - Address to the Holy Father – Custos of the Holy Land – Cenacle – 26 May 2014

27/05/2014 - Simplicity and Spontaneity: The pope slips away to lunch with the friars of at Saint Saviour Monastery.

27/05/2014 - Accidental fire without serious damage in Grotto of the Nativity

25/05/2014 - Pilgrimage of His Holiness Francis in the Holy Land:Monday, May 26, 2014

25/05/2014 - Ecumenical Celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras (Jerusalem, Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, 25 May 2014)

25/05/2014 - Common Declaration of Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I - Private Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople at the Apostolic Delegation of Jerusalem (25 May 2014)

25/05/2014 - Welcoming ceremony at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (Tel Aviv, 25 May 2014)

25/05/2014 - Saluto ai bambini dei campi profughi di Dheisheh, Aida e Beit Jibrin nel Phoenix Center del Campo profughi di Dheisheh (Bethlehem, 25 maggio 2014)

25/05/2014 - Saluto ai bambini dei campi profughi di Dheisheh, Aida e Beit Jibrin nel Phoenix Center del Campo profughi di Dheisheh (Bethlehem, 25 maggio 2014)

25/05/2014 - A new olive tree at Gethsemane – from Pope Francis

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The Relay of Peace

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In conjunction with 300 other cities from around the world, the beautiful coastal site of Caesarea Maritima hosted Run4unity, an initiative now in its third edition that has brought children from around the world to run in the relay of peace. In the Holy Land, this day organized as always by the Focolare movement assumed a particular significance, with many young Israelis and Palestinians coming together in the Herodian city where, according to Christian tradition, Paul of Tarsus was imprisoned. Approximately 400 students in all, including Christians, Muslims, and some Jews. Different beliefs joined together by the golden rule, as the event organizers stated: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" - the universal commandment of love that is also transmitted through the games.

In the Hippodrome of Caesarea, the children were engaged in a variety of games and competitions to test their skills… all this, before the last and more "artistic" part, a show in which the protagonists were again the children. It’s an event that the parents did not want to miss, as seen in the many adults present at Caesarea.

The ideal goal was precisely to bring together people from the whole world to pass on these teachings… Values that this land specially awaits with urgency, and that Run4unity tried, once again this year, to witness with an international competition… Without the need to have winners and losers, but with the desire to be united with others.


Events calendar


S.Saviours: 17.30 First Vespers


St.Francis of Assisi. S. Saviours: 10.30 Mass


Cafarnao: 16.30 Solemn Entrance (Custos) – 17.00 Mass


All Souls. Cemeteries in Jerusalem: 10.00


All the Saints of the Seraphic Order Bethlehem: 11.30 Solemn Entrance (Custos) – 13:45 1st Vespers

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