On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the following statement was released by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

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 21 until Sunday, January 29, 2017.

A new meeting, in plenary session, of the Permanent Bilateral Commission of Work between the Holy See and the State of Israel was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Jerusalem, to continue negotiations.

An interview with Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, can be viewed on Youtube, published on November 9, 2016.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land sent condolences to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on the death of former President Shimon Peres.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, made his official entry into Jerusalem.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, made his official entry into Jerusalem.

For the many who could not be present at the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Pizzaballa on September 10, 2016, a video film captured the ceremony.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, celebrated his first mass as archbishop in the parish church of Cologno, close to Bergamo.

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, in the Cathedral of Bergamo in Italy, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, was ordained archbishop.

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Rev. Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, will be ordained archbishop in Bergamo, Italy.

On Thursday morning, August 4, 2016, the faithful of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem were shocked to learn of the death of Father Faysal Hijazin, director of the Patriarchate schools in Israel and Palestine.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection, at noon, the transfer of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem from Patriarch Fouad Twal to Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa took place.

In a letter dated July 8, 2016, Patriarch Fouad Twal bids farewell to the diocese of Jerusalem where he has served since 2008. The formal transfer of the diocese will take place on July 15, 2016.

After Pope Francis accepted his resignation on June 24, 2016, Patriarch Fouad Twal, who reached retirement age of 75 last October, is readying himself to retire and he reflects on his years of mission as the pastor of the Church in the Holy Land, on the heritage he leaves now in the hands of the new Apostolic Administrator, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

On June 24, 2016, on the occasion of his appointment as apostolic administrator, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa addressed a letter to the faithful of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

On June 24, 2016, Just a few days after we bade him farewell, Pope Francis named Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Our friends, the monks and nuns of the Benedictine monastery of Saint Mary of the Resurrection in Abu Ghosh sent us the link to their renewed web site.

The Christian Media Center has released a video in order to commemorate the twelve years during which Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa served as the Custos of the Holy Land. Father Pierbattista ended his mandate in April and has been replaced by Father Francisco Patton.

The parish of Eilat was founded in 2000 and serves a very diverse community of Christians. Father Carlos, the parish priest, has sent us a few videos in Italian produced by Telepace on the parish.