On August 28, 2013, Brother Sergey OFM will be ordained in the Ukraine.

In the evening hours of Monday, August 19, 2013, unknown assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at the Monastery of Beit Jemal and sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the walls.

On August 21, 2013, the Patriarchs and heads of the Churches in Jerusalem published a declaration regarding the tragic situation in Egypt.

On Monday, July 29, 2013, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land sent letters to the two new Chief Rabbis of Israel to congratulate them on their election.

On June 28, 2013, it was announced that Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa has been named Custos of the Holy Land, renewing his mandate for another three years.

Sunday, June 16, 2013, two events took place in the north of Israel in order to honor the memory of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who passed away last year.

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal addressed a letter to the Catholic faithful of the Holy Land concerning the Eucharistic Adoration planned for Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Father Biju Michael, President of the Salesian theological institute in Jerusalem, represented the Catholic view at a congress held in Tel Aviv, on May 23, 2013.

Members of Committee for Relations with the Jews of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land paid a private visit to Yad VaShem in order to study the Shoah and its influence on relations between Jews and Christians in Israel.

On Monday, April 29, 2013, an international conference honoring Pope John XXIII was held in Jerusalem.

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Holy Father received the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal and his Vicars in a private audience in the Vatican.

“Ahim Balev” (Heart Brothers), a documentary film by French Jewish film maker Esther London was screened at the Jerusalem Cinemateque on 9 April 2013. The Catholic Church was represented in the film and in the discussion.

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fuad Twal named Father Garret Edmunds OFM as Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus to replace Father Evenzio Herrera Diaz OFM.

On Monday, March 18, 2013, the Church of the Holy Land celebrated a Te Deum mass to thank God for Pope Francis.

The Franciscan Media Center in Jerusalem has published a series of interviews on video in which religious leaders in Jerusalem react to the election of Pope Francis.

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land held its regular meeting in Jerusalem on March 12 and 13, 2013.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, as the Cardinals entered the conclave, the heads of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land gathered with priests, seminarians, religious men and women and the laity to pray for the election of the new pope.

The Franciscan Media Center in the Holy Land produced a number of videos expressing tribute to Pope Benedict, who is retiring on February 28, 2013.

Today, February 21, 2013, the Holy Father announced the nomination of a new archbishop for the diocese of Tunis, Father Ilario Antoniazzi, present parish priest of Rameh in Galilee.

On January 24, 2013, the Armenian Fraternity of Saint James elected the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian.