Each year, the various Churches pray for Christian Unity. In the Holy Land, this week takes place after Armenian Christmas and this year will be held from Saturday, January 19 until Sunday, January 27.

We publish here the links to the messages published by the heads of the Christian Churches in the Holy Land on the occasion of Christmas.

On December 20, 2012, the Israeli President Shimon Peres visited the official residence of the Greek Catholic Archbishop of Galilee, Elias Chacour, in order to greet the Christians on the occasion of Christmas.

The new Vatican Ambassador to Israel, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, presented his credentials to the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien is the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher and is paying a first visit to the Holy Land in this function.

In a beautiful ceremony held on Monday, November 26, 2012, the new Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine, officially entered the Holy Sepulcher.

In these days, Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, is visiting the Holy Land.

The Commission for Relations with the Jewish People of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land convened in Bethlehem for a two day meeting on November 9 and 10, 2012.

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, on the occasion of the Feast of Mary Queen of Palestine, the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land invited the faithful to come to Deir Rafat, the Marian shrine, in order to celebrate the opening of the Year of Faith.

With deep sadness the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem announced the death of Patriarch Torkom II, who died on Friday, October 12, 2012.

On September 22, 2012, in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, all Christian heads of Churches and Communities are invited to gather under the open sky in front of the walls of the Holy City for an extraordinary concert: the world première of the Eucharistic Symphony.

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land sent their best wishes to our Jewish brothers and sisters for the Jewish New Year.

On September 11 and 12, 2012, the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land held their regular assembly in Bethlehem.

The monks of Latroun have addressed the many people who came to offer support and express solidarity in the light of the attack on the monastery on September 4, 2012.

On September 7, 2012, a double anniversary was celebrated in Haifa at the ancient Cathedral of Our Lady that today serves as the House of Grace.

Many Jewish Israelis have been making their way to Latroun in order to express solidarity with the monks after the burning of a door in the monastery and the spraying of anti-Christian graffiti on the walls.

On Saturday, September 1, 2012, Archbishop Moussa al-Hage began his mission in the Holy Land as head of the Maronite Church in the Holy Land.

After the departure of Archbishop Antonio Franco as Vatican ambassador in Israel and in Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate in the Palestinian Autonomy, a new ambassador, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, is about to arrive.

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) issued a statement regarding the public ripping up of the New Testament by Member of Knesset Michael Ben Ari.

Archbishop Antonio Franco, the Holy See’s Nuncio in Israel and the Apostolic Delegate to the Palestinian Autonomy is leaving. The Franciscan Media Center prepared a beautiful tribute him.