Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa on September 10 in Bergamo, Italy

Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa on September 10 in Bergamo, Italy

INVITATION – Fr. Pierbattista Pizzablla, appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem by His Holiness Pope Francis on June 24, 2016, will be ordained Archbishop in the Cathedral of Saint Alexander of Bergamo in Italy, on Saturday, September 10, 2016, by the laying of the hands of the principal consecrator, His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation …

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Bishop Shomali: "St. Mariam Baouardy was known for her humility, honesty, love and obedience to the Holy Spirit"

Bishop Shomali: "St. Mariam Baouardy was known for her humility, honesty, love and obedience to the Holy Spirit"

BETHLEHEM – On Friday, August 26, 2016, a solemn Mass was celebrated at the Carmel in Bethlehem, on the occasion of the second feast of St. Mariam Baouardy or Mary of Jesus Crucified. The Mass was presided by Most Rev. William Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem and Palestine, and was concelebrated by His Excellency Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio in Israel …

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Fr. Iyad Twal appointed new Director General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel

Fr. Iyad Twal appointed new Director General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel

  RELEASE - The Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, His Excellency Archbishop-elect Pierbattista Pizzaballa issued yesterday a decision appointing Fr. Iyad Twal as Director General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Israel. It is worth noting that Fr. Iyad had previously served the Parish of Birzeit, the Patriarchal Seminary, and the parishes of Zababdeh and Beit …

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The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries mourns the passing of Fr. Faysal Hijazin

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries mourns the passing of Fr. Faysal Hijazin


STATEMENT – It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land mourns the loss of Fr. Faysal Hijazin, Director of Latin Patriarchate schools in Palestine and Israel, who passed away this morning August 4, 2016. The Assembly wishes to offer its condolences to the Latin Patriarchate and the family of Fr. Hijazin. We raise our voices in prayer to God to have mercy on him.

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