Daniel, one of the directors of the summer camp that will take place throughout the rest of the summer holiday, from July 17 to August 31, 2017, reports on the start of the summer camp at Saint Rachel’s Center in Jerusalem.

From Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 14, 2017, children, youth and adults from the Hebrew speaking Catholic kehillot gathered at Deir Rafat, near Beit Shemesh for the days of the children’s summer camps.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is visiting the Holy Land and celebrated a mass for the Filipino migrant workers in Israel on July 11, 2017.

For the first time, the Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are collaborating in an exhibition on one of the most important objects of Judaism.

On July 1, 2017, the Sri Lankan Catholic community in the Holy Land celebrated the giving of the Holy Spirit in a festive mass in Jerusalem.

From Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017, the members of the Helsinki Consultation met in Krakow. Father David participated and reports:

Father Benny, priest in charge of the community reports some recent news.

On June 21, 2017, the Greek Catholic synod of bishops elected Archbishop Joseph Absi as the new Patriarch of the Greek Catholic Church.

June 20, 2017 is the World Day of Refugees. Rome Reports presents five ideas from Pope Francis concerning the refugees.

Asia News published a long interview with Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar, about migrant workers and asylum seekers in Israel, on June 16, 2017.

On June 14, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, published a series of changes that will take effect on August 15, 2017.

A joint Vatican-Israeli working commission met in Rome on June 13, 2017, to continue negotiations aimed at a final diplomatic agreement establishing the legal and economic status of Church institutions in the Holy Land.

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, eighteen new deacons were ordained in the Basilica of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Saint Anthony of Padua is a much beloved saint in India. The Catholic chaplain of the Indians in the Holy Land reports on the novena and feast of Saint Anthony in Tel Aviv.

We received news from friends that Father Peter Hocken, distinguished Catholic theologian and friend of the kehillot in Israel, passed away on June 10, 2017 in Austria.

On Friday morning, June 9, 2017, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, visited the Jerusalem African Community Center in West Jerusalem.

Saint Rachel Center welcomes different volunteers who come to spend time with the children who come to the Center.

Yesterday, Thursday, June 8, 2017, we received this news from Reut Michaeli, executive director of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants:

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, members of the Coordination of the Pastoral Among Migrants met at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem to discuss the Church’s work with the migrants and asylum seekers.

On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, four women from the Jerusalem Good Shepherd Filipino Community received confirmation. Esti, coordinator of the community reports: