The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants released a statement today, August 11, 2015, on the High Court of Justice decision today.

Father Michael Grospe, director of the Our Lady Woman of Valor and priest-in-charge of the Divine Mercy Filipino Community has appointed Sr. Lerma Javing, SPC, to head the Social Action Ministry of the Divine Mercy Filipino Community.

Father Bienvenido OFM, chaplain of the Holy Family Filipino community in Nazareth reports:

Father Tojy OFM sent us this report on a mass celebrated on July 25, 2015 by the Bishop of Velloor for the Indian faithful in Jaffa.

The retreat of the Jaffa French speaking African community took place on June 27, 2015, at Beit Jemal and Deir Rafat, focusing on the theme “The Lord teaches us to pray” (Luke 11:1-6). Sister Anastasie reports:

Sister Regina from the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv sent in this prayer request.

Katrin from the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv reports on a visit of the Center’s team to the Gesher Clinic on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Sister Regina Cobrador reports from the Divine Mercy Filipino community in Tel Aviv.

Sister Regina Cobrador CSP, from the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv, sent this report.

On Tuesday, June 2 3, 2015, those involved in the Catholic Church’s pastoral work with migrants met in the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.

On Friday, June 19, 2015, the El Shaddai prayer group in Tel Aviv celebrated its third anniversary at the Our Lady Woman of Valor Center.

Father Eric Wyckoff SDB, chaplain of the Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Filipino community in Rehovot, sent us a news update on this vibrant community.

With a very active infant, toddler and children program in the Vicariate residence in Jerusalem, there are always birthdays to be celebrated. This week was no exception!

Rhodel, coordinator of the San Lorenzo Ruiz community, reports on the celebration of the Flowers of May and Santacruzan (Holy Cross) in Jerusalem on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Tel Aviv witnessed two processions in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a wide spread Catholic tradition.

The Indian Chaplaincy in the Holy Land organized a solemn Marian procession and celebration of holy mass in Nazareth on Saturday May 16, 2015. Father Tojy, the Indian chaplain reports.

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, those engaged in the Coordination of the Pastoral Among Migrants gathered at the Sisters of the Rosary Church in Mamila, Jerusalem, to give thanks for the two new saints.

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Bishop Boulos-Giacinto Marcuzzo, Patriarchal Vicar for Israel, celebrated for the first time the mass of the Feast of Our Lady Woman of Valor in south Tel Aviv.

There is great anxiety in the community of African asylum seekers in Israel in the light of new attempts to pressure asylum seekers to leave Israel. A new report from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and ASSAF Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel reveals who these people are and what the pressure to leave implies for their lives.

Three asylum seekers deported from Israel were among those recently savagely executed by ISIS in Libya.