Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Greek Catholic Church on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

On May 3, 2017, the New York Times, published a long article about the Filipino migrant workers in Israel.

Guillaume and Amandine, a young French couple, who have been volunteers in Jerusalem for almost two years, return to France on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Father Rafic reports on the trip that took place on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, an evening was held at the Salesian Pontifical University campus in Jerusalem to remember Father Jacob and Father Thomas of the Lavra Netofa.

Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, reports on the celebration of mass in the Church of the Resurrection on Friday, May 5, 2017.

The Pope concluded a two day visit to Egypt on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and he commented on the visit in his Wednesday catechesis in Saint Peter’s Square on May 3, 2017.

In the Philippines, the month of May is especially celebrated with colorful parades bringing together the offering of flowers to Mother Mary and other devotions.

On Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017, families, representing the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel, met in Tiberias to continue their study and prayer together.

Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on Friday, April 28, 2017 for a two day visit.

Father Roman sent a very moving video, showing an Egyptian Coptic widow, whose husband, Nassim Fahim, a security officer in the Cathedral in Alexandria, was murdered during Holy Week by terrorists.

On the eve of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), on Sunday April 23, 2017, the Jerusalem kehilla prayed for the victims, their families and the Jewish people as well as for the Armenian people.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, a first mass was celebrated for the Malayalam speaking Indian Catholics in the Anglican church of Saint Savior in Acre.

Benny, seminarian in the Vicariate, writes to us about the design of a new flag for Desert Flower.

Father Piotr, a member of the prison chaplaincy team, describes the Easter celebration in the prisons in Beer Sheba.

Elena, from the Tiberias kehilla, tells of a trip after Easter in the Galilee.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin paid a visit to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem in order to wish the Christian community Happy Easter.

All across the face of the country, the migrants, workers and asylum seekers, gathered to celebrate Holy Week and Easter with the priests and sisters who are charged with their spiritual care:

Benedetto, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, prepared a model of the empty tomb that he placed at the foot of the altar (the table of the Lord) in the kehilla house in Jerusalem. He explains its significance.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, about 400 members of the different Hebrew speaking Catholic kehillot in Israel gathered at the Church of Our Lady Ark of the Covenant in Kiryat Yearim for a community day.