The Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in ISRAEL

Posted by jean-paul | Israel,Latin Church,Latin Parishes | Saturday 21 October 2017 7:06 am

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The Saint James Vicariate

for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel

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In 1955, Latin Patriarch Alberto Gori approved the establishment of the Work of Saint James the Apostle to respond to the pastoral needs of Hebrew-speaking Catholics. This task was confided to the Vicariate, which was established in 1990 in order to administer the existing Hebrew-speaking Catholic communities, to found new ones for new populations of Hebrew and Russian speaking Catholics in Israel and to develop a Catholic presence in the Hebrew language. The new statutes were approved by the Congregation  for Oriental Churches for a period of five years (2013 – 2017).

Three main challenges face the Hebrew-speaking Vicariate:

  1. To establish and nurture Hebrew-speaking Catholic communities in the State of Israel for Catholic believers integrated into the life of Israeli Jewish society. Being Catholic in Hebrew within a predominantly Jewish milieu is a new experience in the history of the Church.
  2. To serve as a bridge between the Universal Church and the people of Israel by strengthening the relationship of Jews and Christians and sharpening the Church’s awareness of her Jewish roots and the Jewish identity of Jesus and the apostles. Our faithful are engaged fully in the life of Israeli Jewish society and in the life of the Catholic Church.
  3. To bear witness, as an integral part of the Church in the Holy Land, to values of peace and justice, pardon and reconciliation within a context of violence and war.

 

Patriarchal Vicar:     Rt. Rev. Rafic Nahra
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Saint James Vicariate
Saints Simeon and Anne House
10 Rabbi Kook Street
Mailing address:                   P.O.B.581
9100402 Jerusalem
Mobile: 052 512 38 64
Email: rafic_nahra@hotmail.com
Website: www.catholic.co.il

 

Beersheba
Pastor:        Rev. Piotr Zelazko
Address: 51 Hashalom Street
Mailing address:
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P.O.B.1321
8411301 Beersheba
Tel & Fax: (08) 627 46 14
Mobile: 054 806 14 40
Email: zelazko.p@gmail.com

 

Haifa and Nazareth
Chaplain:        Rev. Roman Kaminski
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Hebrew-Speaking Community House
26, Meir Street
3505630 Haifa
Mobile: 054 265 68 45
Email: romank76@wp.pl

 

Jerusalem
Chaplain: Rev. Rafic Nahra
Address:
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Saints Simeon and Anne House
10 Rabbi Kook Street
Mailing address:
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P.O.B.581
9100402 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 624 82 55
Fax: (02) 624 82 56
Mobile: 052 512 38 64
Email: rafic_nahra@hotmail.com

 

Tel Aviv-Jaffa 
Chaplain: Rev. Apolinary Szwed, O.F.M.
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Saint Peter Church
Old City of Jaffa
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P.O.B. 15093
6115002 Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Tel: (03) 682 28 71
Fax: (03) 518 16 13
Mobile: 054 445 46 60
Email: aposzwed@gmail.com

 

Tiberias 
Pastor:        Rev. Giuseppe Di Nardi, KoGB
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Saint Peter Church
Old City of Tiberias
Mailing address:
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P.O.B. 179 – Terra Sancta
1410101 Tiberias
Tel: (04) 672 05 16
Fax: (04) 672 09 61
Mobile: (050) 906 19 67
. Email: giuseppe@koinoniagb.org
Website: www.saintpeterstiberias.org

 

Russian-speaking communities

Southern Israel
Chaplain: Rev. Wieslaw Dabrowski, S.D.B
Mobile: 054 262 58 98
Email: wiesdab@vp.pl

 

Northern Israel
Chaplain:        Rev. Siarhei (Sergey) Vasilyeu, KoGB
Mobile: 050 906 19 66
Email: tiberias@koinoniagb.org