Travel Diary of a Palestinian to World Youth Days in Krakow

Travel Diary of a Palestinian to World Youth Days in Krakow

POLAND – Nearly 700 young people from the Diocese of Jerusalem left on Monday to take part in the World Youth Days, which will take place this year in Krakow in Poland. In this report, we will show their timetable in Poland, starting as of their outset from Jerusalem to Mass with Pope Francis, through George’s diary (an alias).

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The Basilica of Nativity: Restoration works continue to reveal hidden jewels

The Basilica of Nativity: Restoration works continue to reveal hidden jewels

 

BETHLEHEM - Restoration works are still on going in one of the oldest and holiest basilicas in the world; the Basilica of the Nativity. In this second report (1st report) we will talk about the mosaics in the transepts and give an overview of the restoration works that have taken place throughout history.

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Patriarch Fouad Twal hands over powers to Apostolic Administrator Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Patriarch Fouad Twal hands over powers to Apostolic Administrator Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa

STATEMENT 

 

JERUSALEM – In presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem, Archbishop-designate Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Patriarchal Vicars, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem, and several clergy, the Latin Patriarchate Advisory Board met at the Patriarchate on Friday, July 15, 2016. During the meeting the text of the decree of nomination, issued by His Holiness Pope Francis, was read.  All necessary credentials were signed for the purpose of handing over powers by His Beatitude to the new Apostolic Administrator.

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Restoration of the Holy Tomb of Christ: The Aedicule a bit hidden but yet accessible

Restoration of the Holy Tomb of Christ: The Aedicule a bit hidden but yet accessible

 

JERUSALEM – Restoration of the Holy Tomb of Christ at the Holy Sepulchre started some three months ago. Blocks & scaffoldings now surround the Aedicule for reconstruction works 24 hours a day.

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Palestinian President awards Patriarch Twal with Medal of Jerusalem

Palestinian President awards Patriarch Twal with Medal of Jerusalem

 

Ramallah – On Tuesday July 12, 2016, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas awarded the Medal of Jerusalem to H.B. Emeritus Fouad Twal.

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Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal thanks and bids farewell to the Diocese

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal thanks and bids farewell to the Diocese

JERUSALEM - Please find below the Pastoral letter of H.B. Patriarch Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, in which he gives thanks and bids farewell to the diocese.

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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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