Statistics of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land

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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

AOCTS April 2018

Posted by Admin | ACOHL | Tuesday 17 April 2018 10:38 am

Press Release of the Assembly Catholic Ordinary of the Holy Land
Nicosia, April 12, 2018

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land met on April 11-12, 2018 for its plenary meeting. The meeting took place at the Maronite Archbishopric in Nicosia, Cyprus. The gathering of the members of the assembly was organized jointly by the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus Msgr. Youssef Soueif and by the Patriarchal Vicar in Cyprus Father George Kraj.

The Assembly addressed the following topics:

1- The Bishops, referring to the issue of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, noted their dramatic situation and their desire to leave the Middle East for other countries to find more security and dignity. They recalled the vocation and mission of all Christians, especially those of the Holy Land, to remain in their land despite the current challenges.

2- The young people of the Holy Land will participate in the WYD of Panama. The bishops drew attention to the need for a good preparation of the young people who will participate in these days. Two bishops of the Holy Land, Archbishop George Bacouni and Bishop William Shomali, will participate in the synod of bishops on the theme of “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

3- Migrants: Father Rafic Nahra, coordinator of the pastoral care of migrants in Israel announced that there will soon be a personal parish for migrants and that the current structure will be promoted to become a vicariate for migrants from May 20 next. The assembly wanted to urge the faithful of the Holy Land to welcome and integrate more migrants into their parishes.

4- Father George Kraj, explaining chapter 8 of the apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” spoke of the case of couples in difficulty who seek reconciliation and communion.

5- Laudato Si: Father Custos Francesco Patton presented the encyclical “Laudato Si” of Pope Francis, dedicated to the environment, which reflects on “our common home”. The Holy Father values the theme of ecological conversion and reflection on the lifestyles of humanity.

6- Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Father Patton announced that the number of pilgrims to shrines has increased in 2017 compared to 2016, and that the 2018 forecast is even more positive, as the number could triple. Official statistics speak of three and a half million visitors to the Holy Land, among whom more than half are Christian pilgrims. The Assembly encourages these pilgrims to meet with the local Christian communities.

The members of A.O.C.H.L. visited the Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus. Having met the union of consecrated persons of Cyprus, they also visited with local Christian and Muslim religious leaders.

The Assembly elected:
– Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo president of the family commission;
– Father Custos Francesco Patton President of the Commission for Pilgrimage;
– Archbishop Yaser Al Ayyash delegate for youth ministry.

The next meeting of the Assembly of Bishops is scheduled in Amman for September 25-26, 2018.