Justice and Peace Commission

Posted by jean-paul | Uncategorized | Monday 12 November 2018 10:37 am

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Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace

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Founded on April 20, 1971, the Commission for Justice and Peace functions under the auspices of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land as a Catholic resource, liaison, and animation center to further the social mission of the Church. 

President: H.B. Michel  Sabbah
  Email: jpc@catholicchurch-holyland.com
Members: Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J.
  Rev. Frans Bouwen,  M.A.
  Rev. Nikodemus Schnabel, O.S.B
  Sr. Frida Nasser,  S.J.A
  Mrs. Rania Abu Murra
  Mrs.  Sawsan Bitar
  Mr. Yousef Daher
  Mr. Sami El -Yousef
  Mr. Raffoul Rofa
 

New Guidelines – April 2018

Posted by Admin | Uncategorized | Monday 25 June 2018 11:03 am

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EPISCOPAL COMMISSION FOR PILGRIMAGES

Guidelines

corrected and approved by the ACOHL

during the meeting in Nicosia on 11-12 April 2018

English

Français

Italiano

Español

Po polsku

The SPL Card

Posted by jean-paul | Uncategorized | Tuesday 6 March 2018 8:13 am
  1. Upon receiving the mandate to exercise this specific ministry in the Holy Land, gives the right to the holder to accompany and lead pilgrims;
  2. Is issued solely by the A.C.O.H.L. and the Custody of the Holy Land;
  3. Is issued to priests and religious adequately prepared for leading pilgrimages in the Holy Land;
  4. Does not authorize the holder to receive a salary or engage in commercial activities;
  5. Is non-transferable and must be renewed for every pilgrimage.
  6. Is limited to maximum four pilgrimages per year.

4 November 2010 – English

Posted by Admin | Uncategorized | Friday 10 October 2014 11:27 am

 

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Massacre of Christians Catholics

at the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad

Declaration of condemnation

 

With profound sadness we received the news of the brutal massacre that targeted hundreds of Christians during the Divine Mass at the Syrian Catholic Church of  Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad last Sunday (October 31, 2010). Almost 60 martyrs, including priests, men, women and children died and others were wounded, some gravely now hovering between life and death.

 

Words of distress, condemnation and incrimination are no longer enough in the face of the horror that is taking place repeatedly in Iraq, especially with regard to Christians over the past years and which reached a pinnacle of savage insanity with the massacre on Sunday. Before all else, we want to come and pray in reverence and incline ourselves before the bodies of these heroic martyrs, the sufferings of the innocent wounded, the pain of the relatives of the victims and the injured. We ask Christ our Lord to receive in the glory of His love this new convoy of heroic martyrs, who join the millions who went before them, from the days of Saint Stephen until today. We ask Him in His tenderness to take care of the pain of the wounded, to lessen their suffering and grant them full healing quickly. Likewise, we pray fervently to our Lord Jesus, hearing the anguish of the widows, the orphans and the survivors, for the families, friends and all the loved ones who lost those they loved. “May He wipe the tears from every face”. We ask the Virgin, Our Lady of Deliverance, that she might pour out her solace into their hearts, that she might grant them the courage to remain stronger than the trial they face, just as she remained standing by the Cross, her strength and her faith never faltering.

 

The Church of the Holy Land, reaching out to her sister in Iraq, appeals to the conscience of each and every one in authority there, starting with the Iraqi government, to be vigilant in protecting all her citizens, especially those who have no protection, those who have no weapons and no militias, their only guilt being that they maintain their faith, in the land of their fathers and grandfathers. This land is their land since time immemorial, they have sacrificed in its service, contributed to its flourishing, and defended it with everything they have. The time has come for those who are responsible to own up to their responsibility, to stand up to those who have lost any sense of humanity, curbing their insatiable thirst for blood and reckoning with and punishing anyone who plans or carries out such criminal acts. We appeal also to the conscience of every Arab and Muslim in responsibility, by means of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, to the conscience of every one who has a sense of being human, through the United Nations and the Security Council, that, before it is too late, they would warn of the danger of those who seek to exploit religions for the purpose of a clash of civilizations or of nations because this strategy could turn into wars of extermination of everyone, God forbid.

We again offer our earnest condolences to all our brothers, whose sufferings are calamitous, and to the entire Iraqi people, Christians and Muslims, worn out by the wounds of a long war. We address all our children in the Holy Land, priests, men and women religious, laity, our parishes, convents, religious institutions in all their diversity, that they make next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (5, 6 and 7 November) three days of solidarity with the suffering Church of Iraq, days of prayer for the souls of the martyrs, petition for the healing of the wounded, solace for the mourners and intercession for the strengthening of the faith of the believers and for their perseverance. “Do not be afraid small flock… I do not leave you orphans… I am with you until the end of time.” Our mission, as it was also expressed in the Synod for the Middle East two weeks ago is that we live Communion and Witness, that we work together, Christians and Muslims, in the building up and awakening of our countries and our peoples, investing effort together in the establishment of peace and stability, on the basis of mutual trust, radiating the values of justice and dignity, freedom of conscience and expression, respecting the human rights of every individual because he/she is the image and the likeness of God and is His vicar on earth.

 

The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries

in the Holy Land

Links

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Monday 25 February 2013 9:47 am

Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land

www.catholicchurch-holyland.com

Latin Patriarchate

            www.lpj.org

Hebrew Catholic Vicariate

            www.catholic.co.il

Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem

            www.gcpjer.org

Custody of the Holy Land

            www.custodia.org

International Catholic Union for Press

            www.abouna.org

Priest in Study – Maronite Archdiocese of Haifa and the Holy Land

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Monday 3 December 2012 7:28 am

 

 Priest in Study 
   
   Swizerland: Rev. Samer Zaknoun / Lugano

Statistics of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Monday 11 April 2011 10:54 am

XII. General Summary 

 

                                            Jerusalem      Palestine     Israel       Jordan     Cyprus   Total

 

Parishes

     Latin Patriarchate               2                         15           14               33               6             71

     Melkites, Jerusalem             2                           5              1                  –                 –                8

     Melkites, Haifa                    –                            –             35                 –                 –              35

     Melkites, Jordan                  –                            –               –                 31               –              31

     Maronites, Cyprus               –                            –               –                   –                 9               9

     Maronites, Haifa                 –                            –             12                 –                 –              12

     Maronites, Jerusalem          1                           1              –                   1                –                3

     Armenian Catholics            1                           –               –                   1                –                2

     Syrian Catholics                  1                           1              –                   1                –               3

     Total parishes                       7                         22           62               67             15          174

 

Satellite parishes

     Latin Patriarchate               2                         10            –                   2                –              14

 

Pastoral centers / chaplaincies

     Latin Patriarchate:

     Hebrew-speaking                 1                           –               3                  –                 –               4

     English-speaking                  1                           –               –                   1                –               2

     French-speaking                  1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     German-speaking                2                           –               –                   –                 –               2

     African community            1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     Philippine community        1                           –               1                  –                 –               2

     Polish community               1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     Romanian community       1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     Russian community            –                            –               2                  –                 –               2

     Total                                      9                           0              6                  1                0            16    

 

Institutes of Consecrated Life

                                                                                   No. of                    No. of                   No. of

                                                                                Institutes                Houses             Members

 

     Religious congregations of men                        31                           90                         540

 

     Religious congregations of women                  67                         218                      1,079

 

     Other institutes of consecrated life                   12                           22                         145

 

     Total institutes of consecrated life                 110                         330                      1,764

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            Jerusalem      Palestine     Israel       Jordan     Cyprus   Total

 

Educational Institutions

 

     Higher learning                  5                         1                –                   –                 –               6

 

     Biblical enrichment           2                         –                 –                   –                 –               2

 

     Seminaries                           2                         2                –                   –                 –               4

 

     Catholic schools:

     Latin Patriarchate               –                          13             5                23               –             41

     Melkites, Jerusalem             1                           2              –                   –                 –               3

     Melkites, Haifa                    –                            –               6                  –                 –               6

     Melkites, Jordan                  –                            –               –                 10               –             10

     Maronites, Haifa                 –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Syrian Catholics                  –                            1              –                   –                 –               1    

     Custody of the H.L.            2                           3              4                  1                1            11

     Other Religious (men): 

     Carmelites                             –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Christian Brothers               2                           1              1                  1                –               5

     Salesians                               –                            1              1                  –                 –               2

     Sons, Divine Providence    –                            –               –                   1                –               1

     Religious women:

     Basilian Chouerites             –                            –               –                   1                –               1

     Carmelites, St. Joseph         –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Carmelites, St. Theresa      –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Comboni Sisters                   –                            1              –                   –                 –               1

     Daughters of Charity          –                            –               –                   1                –               1

     Daughters, Mary Aux.        1                           1              1                  –                 –               3

     Daughters, St. Anne            –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Daughters, Hortus Concl.  –                            1              –                   –                 –               1

     D.V.H.L (Mary Ward)        1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     Franciscans of S.H.             –                            –               –                   –                 1              1

     Franciscans of IHM            –                            1              2                  1                –               4

     Mission. of Charity             –                            1              –                   –                 –               1

     Mission. of Calvary            1                           –               –                   –                 –               1

     Religious of Nazareth         –                            –               2                  –                –               2

     Rosary Sisters                       –                            4              –                   6                –             10

     Salvatorians                         –                            –               1                  –                 –               1

     Sisters of Ivrea                     1                           –               –                   –                 –               1     

     Sisters of  St. Charles B.    1                            –              –                   –                 –               1

     Sisters of St. Joseph             –                            1              2                  –                 –               3     

     Total Catholic schools      10                        31          30                 45              2           118

 

 

 

 

 

                                            Jerusalem      Palestine     Israel       Jordan     Cyprus   Total

Specialized schools

 

     Homes for dependent children

     Daughters of Charity          –                          2                –                   –                 –               2

     Daughters of St. Anne        –                          –                 1                  –                 –               1

     Franciscans of IHM            –                          –                 –                   1                –               1

     Rosary Sisters                       1                         –                 1                  –                 –               2

     Srs. of St. Elizabeth             1                         –                 –                   –                 –               1

 

     Centers for the disabled

     Daughters of Charity           –                         –                 3                  –                 –               3

     Mission. of Charity              –                         1                –                   –                 –               1

     Religious of Nazareth          –                         –                 1                  –                 –               1

     Serv. of Charity (Guan.)      –                        –                 1                  –                 –               1

     Sisters of St. Dorothy           –                         1                –                   –                 –               1

     Total specialized                  2                         4                7                  1                0            14

 

Medical & social services

 

     Hospitals of Religious

                Institutes                    2                         1               2                  3                –               8

 

     Hospitals with Religious

                Personnel                    –                          1               1                  2                –               4

 

     Homes for

                the Elderly                  2                         1               2                  2                –               7     

 

     Total medical & social       4                         3               5                  7                0            19

 

Charitable & humanitarian organizations

 

     Caritas                                   1                         –                –                   1               –               2

     Catholic Relief, CRS           1                         3               –                   –                –               4

     Our Lady of Peace              –                          –                –                   1               –               1

     Pontifical Mission                1                         –                –                   1               –               2

     Soc. St. Vincent de P.          1                         –                –                   –                –               1

     Soc. of St. Yves                    1                         1               –                   –                –               2

     Total charitable org.            6                         4               0                 3               0             12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            Jerusalem      Palestine     Israel       Jordan     Cyprus   Total

Principal Shrines

     Custody                                 7                         5              12                1                –              25

     Benedictines                         1                         –                  2                 –                 –                3

     Carmelites, men                   –                          –                  2                 –                 –                2

     Melkites                                 1                         –                  1                 –                 –                2    

     Armenian Catholics            1                         –                  –                  –                 –                1

     Assumptionists                     1                         –                  –                  –                 –                1

     Betharram                            –                          –                  1                 –                 –                1

     Carmelite Nuns                    1                         –                  –                  –                 –                1

     Dominicans                          1                         –                  –                  –                 –                1

     Franciscans of IHM            –                          –                  1                 –                 –                1

     Sisters of Sion                       1                         –                  –                  –                 –                1    

     White Fathers                       1                                           –                  –                 –                1

     Total                                    15                        5              19               1                0              40

 

Pilgrims services

 

     Christian Information Center                                        1

     Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family                           1

     House of Abraham                                                          1

     Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center                                  1

     Pilgrim Centers                                                                39

     Total pilgrim services                                                     43

 

Other Institutions & organizations

     Archdiocese of Cologne                                                  1

     Archdiocese of Warsaw                                                  1

     ANSMI                                                                               1

     Casa de Santiago                                                             1

     Opus Dei                                                                             1

     Order of Malta                                                                  1

     Pontifical University of Salamanca                              1

     Pontifical Biblical Institute                                             1

     Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum                             1

     Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’ Anselmo                          1

     Saint Thomas Foundation                                              1

     Salesian Pontifical University                                        1

     Secours Catholique                                                          1

     Total other institutions & organizations                     13

Various offices and workshops (in or near St. Savior’s Monastery)

Posted by marc | Uncategorized | Monday 6 December 2010 4:52 pm

Franciscan Printing Press

Address:

Franciscan Printing Press
St. Savior’s Monastery – New Gate
P.O.B. 14064
91140 Jerusalem

Tel: (02) 626 65 92; (02) 626 65 93 ; (02) 627 16 97 (Bethphage)
Fax: (02) 627 22 74 ; (02) 626 06 86 (Bethphage)

E-mail: fpp@bezeqint.net
Websites: www.franciscanpress.com / www.custodia.org/fpp

Christian Information Center (C.I.C.)

Director: Rev. Jerzy Kraj, O.F.M.

Address:

Omar Ibn El-Khattab Square – Jaffa Gate
P.O.B. 14308
91140 Jerusalem

Tel.: (02) 627 26 92
Fax: (02) 628 64 17

E-mail: cicts@netmedia.net.il (director) / cicinfo@cicts.org (office)
Websites: www.cicts.org / www.custodia.org/cic

Franciscan Pilgrims Office (F.P.O.)

Director: Rev. Jerzy Kraj, O.F.M.

Address:

Omar Ibn El-Khattab Square – Jaffa Gate
P.O.B. 14308
91140 Jerusalem

Tel.: (02) 627 26 97
Fax: (02) 628 52 78

E-mail: fpo@cicts.org (F.P.O.)

Franciscan Corner (F.C.) (Bookshop)

Director: Rev. Jerzy Kraj, O.F.M.

Address:

Omar Ibn El-Khattab Square – Jaffa Gate
P.O.B. 14308
91140 Jerusalem

Tel.: (02) 628 22 18

Casa Nova

Director: Rev. Raffaele Caputo, O.F.M.

Address:

Franciscan House for Pilgrims – Casa Nova
Casa Nova Street
P.O.B. 1321
91043 Jerusalem

Tel: (02) 628 27 91; 627 14 41
(02) 626 20 74 (office)
(02) 627 18 94 (director)
(02) 627 75 16 (sisters)
Fax: (02) 626 43 70; 627 75 16 (sisters)

E-mail: casanovaj@custodia.org (F.P.O.)
Website: www.custodia.org/casanovaj

Most Rev. Paul Nabil Sayah

Posted by marc | Uncategorized | Tuesday 16 November 2010 1:53 pm

 

Most Rev. Paul Nabil Sayah

Archbishop of the Maronite Archeparchy of Haifa and the Holy Land

Patriarchal Exarch of the Maronite Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Jordan and the Palestinian Territory

Born in 1939 in Ain el-Kharroubeh, Lebanon; ordained Priest August 6, 1967; elected  Archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land June 8, 1996; ordained Bishop October 5, 1996; took office October 20, 1996.

Address:                     

68, Hatkhelet Street
P.O.B. 8154
31081 Haifa

Tel: (04) 853 69 95
Fax: (04) 853 69 97
Tel. (04) 852 07 18 (direct)
Mobile: 054 449 83 58

E-mail: bpnsayah@zahav.net.il

Rt Rev. Msgr. Raphael Minassian

Posted by marc | Uncategorized | Monday 15 November 2010 3:44 pm

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Rt Rev. Msgr. Raphael Minassian

Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem

Born in Bethlehem October 24, 1946; ordained Priest June 24, 1973, in the Armenian Catholic Cathedral of St. Gregory and the Prophet Elija of Lebanon; appointed Patriarchal Exarch on 2005.

Address:

36, Via Dolorosa – 3rd and 4th Stations
P.O.B. 19546
91194 Jerusalem

Tel: (02) 628 42 62
Fax: (02) 627 21 23
Mobile: 054 889 70 23

E-mail: stgregoryacc@yahoo.com

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