Patriarch Twal: “I arrived at the end of my mission as Patriarch”

Patriarch Twal: “I arrived at the end of my mission as Patriarch”

 

INTERVIEW - After Pope Francis accepted his resignation June 24, 2016, Patriarch Fouad Twal, who, last October, reached the age limit of 75 years, is about to retire, looks back on his years of mission as shepherd of the Church of the Holy Land, and the legacy that he now leaves in the hands of the new Apostolic Administrator, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

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Father Pizzaballa, new Apostolic Administrator: "We want to look to the future of our Church with confidence and with hope"

Father Pizzaballa, new Apostolic Administrator: "We want to look to the future of our Church with confidence and with hope"

 

INTERVIEW - Newly appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate by Pope Francis on June, 24, 2016, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was Custos of the Holy Land for 12 years, evokes the surprise of his nomination and the challenges of his new mission.

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Father Pizzaballa nominated as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate

Father Pizzaballa nominated as Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate

STATEMENT His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal, having reached the legal age, according to article 401, §1 of the Code of Canon Law. His Holiness has appointed the Very Reverend  Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, former Custos of the Holy Land for twelve years, as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, until …

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Our Lady Who Brings Down Walls : an icon of Christian resistance

Our Lady Who Brings Down Walls : an icon of Christian resistance

BETHLEHEM – Graffiti painted along the Separation wall, charged with political and social messages, have always been a form of protest against Israel’s unjust measures. Near the Emmanuel Monastery in Bethlehem, an icon of the Mother of God emerges on the 8-meter high concrete wall, revealing with its beauty the failure of communities to love one another.

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Thanksgiving mass for Patriarch Twal's 50 years of priesthood in Madaba

Thanksgiving mass for Patriarch Twal's 50 years of priesthood in Madaba

 

INVITATION - His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will preside over a Solemn Thanksgiving Mass in celebration of his fifty years of priesthood,  at Madaba in Jordan, on June 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

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