On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Pope Francis arrived in Israel.

At the Regina Coeli prayer after mass in Bethlehem on May 25, 2014, the Pope issued an invitation to President Abbas and President Peres to come to the Vatican.

Pope Francis arrived in Palestine on Sunday morning, May 25, 2014.

About 430 US rabbis and Jewish leaders have addressed a letter to Pope Francis, welcoming his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The text says:

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 13.00 the Pope arrived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, in the parish church of Saint Joseph in Haifa, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal held a press conference in which he addressed the issue of the “price tag” attacks against Muslim and Christian sites.

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land published a strong letter of condemnation with regard to three acts of aggression against Christian sites and symbols that took place on Sunday April 27, 2014.

The last few days witnessed two different attacks targeting Christians and Christian sites. On Sunday, April 27, 2014 Latin Patriarchal Vicar Boulos Marcuzzo received a threatening letter and that night vandals attacked the sites at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee.

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land sent Passover greetings to Jewish religious and civil leaders in Israel with the approach of the feast.

We express our deep solidarity with the Sisters at Deir Rafat whose convent was defaced with graffiti in another price tag attack.

Sister Juliana Baldinger of the Sisters of Sion, novice mistress of the new novitiate, sent us this report on the beginning of the canonical year for the six novices.

On March 27, 2014, in parallel press conferences in the Vatican and in Jerusalem, the schedule for the Pope’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land was released.

Eran reports on a Taizé prayer that was held in the Saint Louis French Hospital in Jerusalem.

Pat McCarthy, a New Zealander, has developed a fascinating website in English on the Holy Land and its Holy Places.

Following their two day meeting in Tiberias, the Catholic Ordinaries published the following communiqué.

In his Lenten message, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal called on Christians in the Holy Land to take up a collection for their brothers and sisters in Syria.

On Friday, February 28, 2014, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal published his Lenten message in Arabic in which he referred to the upcoming visit of the Holy Father.

The Media Commission for the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land has inaugurated a website in order to prepare for the visit.

Benny, seminarian for the Saint James Vicariate, tells about the celebration of the Feast of Saint John Bosco on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

For the second time this season, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, called the parishes in the Holy Land to pray for rain. In a letter dated February 5, 2014, the Latin Patriarch called on the parishes in the Holy Land to pray for rain on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Calling for prayer and repentance, the Patriarch called attention to the threat of severe drought in the light of the lack of rain. He also recommended the faithful to meditate on certain passages of Scripture like: 1Kings 18:41-45, Psalms 19, 33, 65, 104 and Matthew 6:25-34.