The Sri Lankan Chaplaincy in the Holy Land organized a charismatic Pentecost vigil in Jerusalem on Friday night, May 20, 2016.

The Christian Media Center published a video clip on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady Woman of Valor, celebrated in south Tel Aviv on May 7, 2016.

On Friday, May 13, 2016, hundreds of Indians participated in a procession to honor Mary, mother of Jesus, in the month of Mary.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal visited the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady Woman of Valor.

There are about 35 000 Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel and most of them are Ge’ez rite Christians. They celebrated Easter on May 1, 2016.

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the Filipino Embassy in Tel Aviv organized a traditional Santacruzan procession to coincide with Labor Day.

Both the Christian Media Center and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Media Office teams came to Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center to cover the work of the center, especially with the very young.

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Father Jamal Khader, Rector of the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala and the diocesan seminarians visited Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv.

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, a Ge’ez rite mass was celebrated in the Beer Sheba parish for a group from Holot.

Rehovot, like many other towns in Israel, today has a sizeable Catholic population and the Catholics congregate in rented premises where they have set up the Saint Therese of Lisieux Chapel. There they observed Lent and celebrated Easter.

On Saturday, 2 April, 2016, the Ge'ez-rite Catholics in Jerusalem enjoyed a time of retreat in preparation for Easter. According to the Eastern calendar, they are in Lent and proceeding towards Easter.

The tens of thousands of migrants in the Holy Land celebrated Holy Week and Easter with great devotion.

The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (HRM) has published a 2015 report on the migrant detention centers in Israel.

The Israeli Ministry of Interior gives the following statistics for 2015.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, those responsible for religious services for Christian prisoners visited the new head of the Israeli Prison Service. The coordinator of the these services for the Latin Patriarchate, Kirill, reports:

On Wednesday, March 9. 2016, Fathers Piotr and Medhin accompanied a group of asylum seekers from the Holot detention camp in the Negev on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Father Piotr, Beer Sheba parish priest reports:

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 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.

Esti, coordinator of the Good Shepherd Filipino Community, reports on a special celebration on the third Sunday of Lent.

Dr. Diddy Mymin Kahn, a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist, and Sister Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, a nurse and pastoral counselor, have written together a book entitled “A Guide to Recovery for Survivors of Torture”.

Father Tojy OFM, Indian chaplain in the Holy Land, reports on Lenten retreats held on February 13 and 14, 2016.