Pontifical Mission for Palestine

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Pontifical Mission for Palestine


      The Pontifical Mission for Palestine (PMP) is an agency of the Holy See established by Pope Pius XII in 1949 to act as the Holy See’s special agency for humanitarian and charitable assistance to the people of the Holy Land without distinction of nationality or religion. Although its first office was established in Beirut, other offices were opened later in Jerusalem and Amman.

      PMP continues to support church and local community institutions in areas where the church is present, in addition to supporting social, cultural, recreational and spiritual programs for the youth as well as short- term and longer-term employment opportunities for the unemployed.

The Secretary General of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in New York City is the President of the Pontifical Mission.



Central Headquarters:
President: Rev. Msgr. John Kozar
Address: 1011 First Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022 – 4195, USA
  Tel.: 001 212 826 1480
Fax: 001 212 838 1344
  E-mail: cnewa@cnewa.org
Website: www.cnewa.org


Jerusalem Office:
Regional Director: Mr. Sami El-Yousef
Address: New Gate
P.O.B. 19642
9119602 Jerusalem
  Tel.: (02) 627 21 26
Fax: (02) 627 37 77
  E-mail: pmp@pmp.co.il
Website: www.pontificalmission-jerusalem.org


Amman Office:
Director Mr. Raed Bahou
Address: Al Razi Street – Jebel Al-Hussein
P.O.B. 6495
Amman, Jordan
Tel.: +962 (06) 464 92 40
Tel.: +962 (06)464 92 83
Fax: +962 (06) 464 92 82
E-mail: pm.amman@pontificalmission.jo